Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
88.4% pass rate
from 2,757 tests in 2017
(45% 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.

  • 3.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.5% fail on Brakes
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.036% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.94% fail on Rear wheels (89% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.036% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.22% fail on Restricted movement (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 0.036% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.036% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.036% fail on Components
        • 0.036% fail on Hoses
    • 0.036% fail on ABS
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres (51% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Position lamps (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Front lamps (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plate lamp (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamps (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Direction indicators (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Flashing type (91% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Battery
  • 1.0% fail on Suspension (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.036% fail on Condition
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Condition (95% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Location
    • 0.036% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.036% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.036% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment
  • 0.36% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.18% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions
    • 0.073% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 0.036% fail on Attachment
  • 0.036% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.036% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.036% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.036% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.036% fail on Body condition
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