Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
84.9% pass rate
from 3,230 tests in 2020
(44% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.9% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.062% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.031% fail on Lever
        • 0.031% fail on Linkage
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt
          • 0.093% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.031% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.093% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.031% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.031% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.15% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.031% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.093% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.093% fail on Lever
    • 0.093% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.031% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.96% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.031% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.093% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (35% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.31% fail on Position lamps (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Position lamp (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.031% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 2.7% fail on Suspension (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (66% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.53% fail on Springs (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Coil springs (82% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Coil spring (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension arms (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Tread depth (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Size/type
  • 0.53% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Exhaust emissions (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.25% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.22% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.031% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.031% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.031% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.031% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.031% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.37% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Exhaust system (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Seats
      • 0.031% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.031% fail on Undertray
  • 0.093% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.093% fail on Attachment
  • 0.031% fail on Steering
    • 0.031% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.031% fail on Steering rack
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