Mazda RX-8 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
54.9% pass rate
from 432 tests in 2017
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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda RX-8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 9.5% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Component mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Subframe mounting (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage condition (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.46% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
      • 0.23% fail on Presence
    • 3.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.93% fail on Suspension arms (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.23% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (36% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Headlamp levelling device (40 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Headlamp (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.23% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.2% fail on Battery
    • 0.93% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.69% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.23% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.93% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.93% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.69% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.69% fail on Horn
    • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 11% fail on Brakes (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components
      • 3.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.23% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Components (72% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Pipes (79% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Hoses
        • 0.23% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.69% fail on Leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.69% fail on ABS
    • 0.46% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.23% fail on Restricted movement
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.9% fail on Emissions (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.46% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.69% fail on Valve stem (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.9% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 4.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Vehicle structure (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Chassis (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Body condition
    • 0.46% fail on Doors
      • 0.46% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Drivers
  • 2.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Steering system (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Free play
        • 0.46% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
        • 0.23% fail on Steering component
    • 0.23% fail on Steering control
      • 0.23% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.23% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.23% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.93% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.69% fail on Attachment
    • 0.23% fail on Condition

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