Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
87.4% pass rate
from 2,961 tests in 2017
(49% 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.

  • 4.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.91% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.068% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.4% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.14% fail on Brake discs (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.71% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.41% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.14% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.068% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.14% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Components
        • 0.10% fail on Hoses
    • 0.10% fail on ABS
    • 0.068% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.068% fail on Condition
    • 0.034% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 2.8% fail on Tyres (56% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (43% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Tread depth (76% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (76% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Headlamp aim (69% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Headlamps (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Position lamps (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Front lamps (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Rear lamps (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plate lamp (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Stop lamp (90% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Side repeaters (86% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.034% fail on Switch
    • 0.068% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.068% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.068% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 1.8% fail on Suspension (68% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Coil springs (61% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Shock absorbers (63% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Suspension arms (93% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.068% fail on Condition
    • 0.068% fail on Attachment
  • 0.14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Emissions
  • 0.034% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.034% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.034% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.034% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.034% fail on Body condition
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