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Mazda MX-5

Registered in 2013
92.8% pass rate
from 3,270 tests in 2016
(52% 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.

  • 2.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (35% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (37% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Washers
    • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.092% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (67% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Position lamps (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front lamps (66% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamps (77% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Registration plate lamp (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Battery
    • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.031% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.031% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.031% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.031% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.031% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.031% fail on Side repeaters
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres (59% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Tread depth (72% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.1% fail on Brakes (49% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Hub components (50% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake pads (47% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.031% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.031% fail on Front wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.031% fail on Pedal
        • 0.031% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.031% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.031% fail on Lever
    • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.031% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
  • 0.24% fail on Suspension (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.092% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.031% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 0.21% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.092% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.061% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.061% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.031% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 0.061% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.061% fail on Condition
  • 0.031% fail on Steering
    • 0.031% fail on Steering system
      • 0.031% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.031% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.031% fail on Emissions
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