Mazda RX-8 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
55.0% pass rate
from 2,245 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda RX-8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (12% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Component mounting (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Spring mounting
    • 6.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (25% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage condition (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.089% fail on Presence (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Shock absorbers (45% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Condition (45% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Suspension arms (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.089% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Front suspension joints (91% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.045% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.045% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.045% fail on Drive shafts
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (33% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.045% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (46% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Headlamp levelling device (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp (46% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Battery
    • 0.94% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.18% fail on Individual lamps (91% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Fog lamp (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.49% fail on Horn
    • 0.18% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.13% fail on Lamp
      • 0.089% fail on Switch
    • 0.089% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.045% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (87% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Emissions (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Fuel system (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Tank
      • 0.045% fail on Pipe
  • 12% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Front wheels (62% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Rear wheels (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake performance not tested (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.1% fail on Hub components
      • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Components (68% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes (71% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Hoses (54% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.045% fail on Servos
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks
      • 0.089% fail on Operation
    • 0.67% fail on Restricted movement (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on ABS
    • 0.45% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.045% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.045% fail on Cable
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 6.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (54% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Vehicle structure (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Chassis (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Body security
    • 0.089% fail on Seats
      • 0.045% fail on Passengers
      • 0.045% fail on Drivers
  • 2.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Steering (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Power steering
      • 0.49% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.49% fail on Steering operation (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Steering control (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Steering coupling (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Universal joint (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering column (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Steering system (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Steering rack (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Free play
        • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.045% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.089% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Attachment (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition

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