Mazda RX-8 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
61.0% pass rate
from 1,371 tests in 2020
(17% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda RX-8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 7.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.073% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.073% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.073% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Springs
      • 3.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.8% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.15% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.80% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.73% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.66% fail on Suspension arms (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings (91% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 15% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (82% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 14% fail on Exhaust emissions (88% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 14% fail on Spark ignition (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 9.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.22% fail on Emission control equipment (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.073% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.073% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.073% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.22% fail on Non catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Compression ignition (52% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Emission control equipment (16 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Catalytic converter (24 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Oxygen sensor (108 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.073% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.073% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.073% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.66% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.66% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 10.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.073% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (60% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (68% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.58% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.29% fail on Horn
      • 0.073% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.51% fail on Direction indicators (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Flashing type (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on Individual direction indicators (92% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
  • 9.3% fail on Brakes (36% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.073% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.073% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (63% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance (88% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (88% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.15% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (86% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp) (86% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.58% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.58% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.073% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.073% fail on Cable
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.73% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.29% fail on Anti-lock braking system (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Rigid brake pipes (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.29% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.073% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.073% fail on Servos
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.073% fail on Pedal
      • 0.073% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.073% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (52% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.073% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Seat belts (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 5.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (46% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Chassis (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Chassis condition (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
      • 0.073% fail on Panel
    • 0.15% fail on Cabs (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.073% fail on Tank
    • 0.073% fail on Transmission
      • 0.073% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.073% fail on Joints
    • 0.073% fail on Floor
    • 0.073% fail on Seats
      • 0.073% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.073% fail on Undertray
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres (40% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Size/type
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.95% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Power steering
      • 0.44% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering linkage components (96% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.073% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.15% fail on Steering coupling (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.073% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.073% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.073% fail on Steering column
    • 0.073% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment

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