Mazda RX-8 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
59.9% pass rate
from 294 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda RX-8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 15% fail on Exhaust emissions (97% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 15% fail on Spark ignition (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 9.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.34% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.34% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.68% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.68% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 7.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Springs
      • 2.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.7% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.68% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.68% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.34% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.34% fail on Suspension arm
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.34% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.34% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.34% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.34% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.34% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.68% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.68% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.68% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.68% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.68% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.68% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.34% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.34% fail on Lever
    • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (41% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.34% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.34% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 9.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Chassis
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Tank
    • 0.34% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.34% fail on Transmission
      • 0.34% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.34% fail on Joints
    • 0.34% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Bracket
  • 4.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.7% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.34% fail on Airbags
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.34% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.34% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.68% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Power steering
      • 0.68% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.68% fail on Attachment

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