Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
80.6% pass rate
from 3,366 tests in 2020
(40% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.0% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Springs (11% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Coil springs (11% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Coil spring (11% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (19% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage ball joints (15% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (16% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint dust cover (16% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint (4.7% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage (6.9% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (22% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (0.98% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Suspension arms (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.089% fail on Sub-frames (7.3% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Sub-frame (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Other suspension component (49% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Other suspension component
  • 4.2% fail on Brakes (36% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (18% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (53% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (54% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (72% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance (28% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (90% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (85% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (40% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (40% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake discs and drums (55% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Brake discs (55% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (39% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability control (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Anti-lock braking system (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic systems (15% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Brake fluid (7.2% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.030% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.030% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.030% fail on Lever
    • 0.030% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.030% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility (14% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (13% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (32% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on View to rear (20% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Mirrors (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.059% fail on Condition of glass (21% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Windscreen (20% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Driver's view
  • 3.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (37% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (37% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (53% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.030% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.030% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.030% fail on Horn
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Tread depth (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Size/type
  • 0.98% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (54% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Exhaust emissions (52% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Spark ignition (25% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (30% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Catalyst emissions (17% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Emissions not tested (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.030% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2.7% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plates (2.5% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.21% fail on Body, chassis, structure (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Chassis
      • 0.030% fail on Strengthening plate
  • 0.089% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (86% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
  • 0.030% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.030% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.030% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.030% fail on Attachment
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