Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
80.8% pass rate
from 3,784 tests in 2017
(41% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.3% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 3.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (27% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage condition (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.079% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.32% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension arms (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.053% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.026% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.026% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.026% fail on Front
  • 5.0% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Rear wheels (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.053% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.079% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.026% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.29% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Components (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Hoses
      • 0.053% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.026% fail on Leaks
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on ABS
    • 0.053% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 4.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Position lamps (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Front lamps (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Rear lamps (94% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plate lamp (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.079% fail on Direction indicators (95% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Flashing type (95% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Side repeaters (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.026% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.026% fail on Fog lamp
  • 4.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Windscreen (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Valve stem (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.40% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Emissions
    • 0.11% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.21% fail on Registration plates and VIN (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plate (58% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.16% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.053% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (83% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.079% fail on Condition
    • 0.053% fail on Attachment
  • 0.053% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (88% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Body condition
    • 0.026% fail on Seats
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers
  • 0.026% fail on Steering
    • 0.026% fail on Steering system
      • 0.026% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.026% fail on Steering operation
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