Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
74.0% pass rate
from 7,190 tests in 2017
(34% 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 (22% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (57% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage condition (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Presence
    • 3.8% fail on Coil springs (27% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Location
    • 0.72% fail on Shock absorbers (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Suspension arms (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Front (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.083% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.042% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.070% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.056% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.028% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.014% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.014% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.014% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.014% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.014% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.014% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 8.0% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Front wheels (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear wheels (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.056% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (20% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.070% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.014% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.51% fail on Restricted movement (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic systems (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Components (93% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Hoses (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
    • 0.18% fail on ABS (69% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.028% fail on Service brake control components (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pedal (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.014% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.014% fail on Cable
  • 5.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear lamps (92% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Stop lamp (90% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Battery (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Direction indicators (95% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Flashing type (95% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.083% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Fog lamp (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.028% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.028% fail on Horn (92% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 4.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (25% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Windscreen (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Mirrors (68% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Valve stem (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Size/type
  • 1.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Emissions (32% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Exhaust system (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.26% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas (81% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.26% fail on Registration plates and VIN (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plate (57% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Body condition (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.042% fail on Chassis
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.097% fail on Steering (96% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Steering system (97% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Steering rack (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Track rod end (98% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.042% fail on Power steering (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
      • 0.028% fail on Pipes and hoses
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