Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
91.8% pass rate
from 2,679 tests in 2017
(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.

  • 2.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (43% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (40% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (66% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Position lamps (66% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Front lamps (57% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Headlamps (67% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp (65% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Stop lamp (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plate lamp (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Battery
    • 0.075% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.075% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.037% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.037% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.037% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.037% fail on Horn
  • 1.9% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.075% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.037% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.41% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.19% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.037% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.075% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.037% fail on Components
        • 0.037% fail on Pipes
        • 0.037% fail on Hoses
    • 0.037% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.037% fail on Pedal
        • 0.037% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.037% fail on Restricted movement
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres (62% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Tread depth (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 0.63% fail on Suspension (61% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.075% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage condition (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods (15 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Condition
    • 0.037% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.037% fail on Condition
    • 0.037% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.037% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 0.22% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions
    • 0.11% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.037% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.19% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.075% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.075% fail on Attachment
  • 0.037% fail on Steering
    • 0.037% fail on Steering system
      • 0.037% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.037% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.037% fail on Body condition
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