Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
84.9% pass rate
from 4,165 tests in 2017
(48% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.0% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.096% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (34% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.65% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.17% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.024% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.096% fail on Parking brake (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on ABS
    • 0.024% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.024% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.024% fail on Components
        • 0.024% fail on Hoses
  • 3.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plate lamp (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Headlamps (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Headlamp (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Position lamps (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Front lamps (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.22% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Fog lamp (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Direction indicators (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Flashing type (95% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Side repeaters (91% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.072% fail on Horn
    • 0.024% fail on Battery
    • 0.024% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.024% fail on Switch
    • 0.024% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 3.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (27% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.91% fail on Washers (50% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.0% fail on Suspension (62% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Coil springs (49% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.096% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.29% fail on Suspension arms (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Shock absorbers (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.024% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.024% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.024% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
    • 0.024% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.024% fail on Front
    • 0.024% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.024% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.024% fail on Drive shafts
  • 2.9% fail on Tyres (57% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (65% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Valve stem (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Size/type
  • 0.31% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Emissions
    • 0.072% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.19% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (64% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.096% fail on Condition
      • 0.024% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.072% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.096% fail on Attachment
    • 0.024% fail on Condition
  • 0.096% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Doors
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers
      • 0.024% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.024% fail on Body condition
    • 0.024% fail on Seats
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers
  • 0.024% fail on Towbars
    • 0.024% fail on Towbar
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