Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
73.2% pass rate
from 8,388 tests in 2020
(37% better than other 2007 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (19% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bar (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.072% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.3% fail on Springs
      • 5.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 5.3% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.012% fail on Mounting
    • 0.79% fail on Shock absorbers (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Suspension arms (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pins and bushes (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint (98% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.24% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.072% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.083% fail on Other suspension component (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.012% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.012% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.012% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.048% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.35% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (87% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt (sp) (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (49% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (sp) (47% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance (49% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.083% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.083% fail on Parking brake performance (93% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Rbt (93% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.048% fail on Parking brake performance (95% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.024% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.072% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.82% fail on Brake discs and drums (37% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Brake discs (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (85% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Lever
        • 0.012% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.27% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-lock braking system (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.095% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.083% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.060% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.024% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.072% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.060% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.012% fail on Valves
    • 0.048% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Hand lever (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pedal
    • 0.024% fail on Parking brake control (95% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Lever (94% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
  • 5.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp levelling device (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Position lamps (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Position lamp (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.012% fail on Horn
    • 0.072% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Rear fog lamp (88% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Rear fog lamp (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Direction indicators (98% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Flashing type (98% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Side repeaters (94% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.012% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.012% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Driver's view (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.060% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.012% fail on View to rear
      • 0.012% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Size/type (82% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition (39% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (30% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (55% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.048% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.060% fail on Compression ignition (96% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.024% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (95% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.036% fail on Fluid leaks (92% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Engine oil leaks (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.94% fail on Body, chassis, structure (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Exhaust system (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.072% fail on Chassis
      • 0.072% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.048% fail on Body (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Other body component
      • 0.012% fail on Panel
    • 0.036% fail on Transmission (99% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Joints (99% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Bumpers (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Floor
    • 0.012% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.012% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.012% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Bracket
    • 0.012% fail on Doors
      • 0.012% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.012% fail on Door condition
  • 0.44% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle (52% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates (52% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Condition
    • 0.060% fail on Attachment (84% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.060% fail on Steering (98% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Steering gear (94% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack (93% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Steering linkage components (99% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.012% fail on Power steering
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
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