Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
86.5% pass rate
from 3,192 tests in 2020
(43% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.9% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.94% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Driver's view
  • 3.1% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.47% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.94% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.063% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.063% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.063% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.063% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.063% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (85% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.031% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.031% fail on Rbt
          • 0.031% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.063% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.063% fail on Pedal
    • 0.063% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.063% fail on Lever
    • 0.063% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.031% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.031% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.063% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.063% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.063% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 2.8% fail on Tyres (45% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (56% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (66% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Headlamp aim (53% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.69% fail on Headlamps (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Headlamp (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.34% fail on Stop lamp (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (69% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Position lamps (65% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Position lamp (68% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.031% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.031% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.031% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.031% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.031% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 1.4% fail on Suspension (66% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Anti-roll bars (98% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage ball joints (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Linkage
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.19% fail on Springs (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Coil springs (90% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Coil spring (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension arms (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 0.34% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.16% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.031% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.031% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.031% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.19% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 0.16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.031% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.031% fail on Body
      • 0.031% fail on Other body component
    • 0.031% fail on Doors
      • 0.031% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.031% fail on Door condition
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