Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
89.3% pass rate
from 2,924 tests in 2020
(45% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.82% fail on Washers
    • 0.034% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.034% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.1% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (37% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (34% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (34% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.24% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.62% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.068% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.10% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.068% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.068% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.068% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.068% fail on Rbt
          • 0.068% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.068% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.068% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.068% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.068% fail on Lever
    • 0.068% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.068% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres (54% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (36% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Tread depth (66% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (69% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Headlamp aim (51% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Headlamp aim (51% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.38% fail on Headlamps (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp (68% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.24% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.034% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (72% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.034% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.034% fail on Side repeaters
  • 1.2% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage ball joints (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.068% fail on Anti-roll bar (13 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.034% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.24% fail on Springs (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Coil springs (71% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Coil spring (71% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension arms (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.034% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 0.31% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.17% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (81% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Exhaust emissions (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.034% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.034% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.034% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.068% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.068% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.034% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.034% fail on Body
      • 0.034% fail on Other body component
  • 0.034% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.034% fail on Attachment
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