Mazda MX-6 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
50.9% pass rate
from 53 tests in 2020
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Body, chassis, structure (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 21% fail on Transmission (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 21% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 21% fail on Joints (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Prop shafts
        • 1.9% fail on Prop shaft
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.9% fail on Chassis
      • 1.9% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.9% fail on Body
      • 1.9% fail on Other body component
  • 25% fail on Suspension
    • 17% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Ball joint (16 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt
          • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 5.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt
          • 3.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 7.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
  • 13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 11% fail on Spark ignition
        • 9.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 5.7% fail on Fluid leaks (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 1.9% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 1.9% fail on Other leaks
  • 5.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.8% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.9% fail on Power steering
      • 1.9% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 3.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.8% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth

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