Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
90.5% pass rate
from 3,031 tests in 2020
(37% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 2.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.30% fail on Headlamps (59% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp (59% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.13% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.099% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.066% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.066% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.066% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.066% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.066% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (84% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.033% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.033% fail on Side repeaters
  • 2.3% fail on Visibility (41% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (43% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Washers
    • 0.033% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.2% fail on Brakes
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.066% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.36% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.26% fail on Brake performance (57% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.066% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.066% fail on Rbt
          • 0.066% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.033% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.033% fail on Hand lever
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres (52% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Tread depth (62% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Size/type
    • 0.033% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 0.40% fail on Suspension (70% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.066% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.066% fail on Suspension rods (16 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Pins and bushes (59 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Springs
      • 0.033% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.033% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.033% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.033% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage ball joints
  • 0.26% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (58% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.26% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.20% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.066% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.23% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.099% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.066% fail on Condition
    • 0.033% fail on Attachment
  • 0.066% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.033% fail on Undertray
  • 0.066% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.033% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
    • 0.033% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp

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