Mazda RX-8 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
58.7% pass rate
from 1,103 tests in 2020
(9.6% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda RX-8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 6.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Springs
      • 3.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.5% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.091% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.82% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.73% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.54% fail on Suspension arms (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Wheel bearings (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.091% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.091% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 14% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 13% fail on Spark ignition (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 8.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Emission control equipment (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Catalytic converter (20 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.091% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.091% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.63% fail on Compression ignition (64% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Emission control equipment (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Catalytic converter (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.091% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.54% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.45% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.091% fail on Other leaks
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.091% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.82% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.82% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.73% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.18% fail on Individual direction indicators (90% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.091% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.091% fail on Horn
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.6% fail on Service brake performance (99% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 5.2% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.091% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.091% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (61% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.45% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.45% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt (73% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.45% fail on Parking brake performance (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.73% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.091% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.091% fail on Lever
    • 0.73% fail on Rigid brake pipes (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.36% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.36% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.36% fail on Lever
    • 0.36% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.36% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis condition (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.27% fail on Seats
      • 0.27% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.091% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.091% fail on Door condition
      • 0.091% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.091% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Undertray
    • 0.091% fail on Transmission
      • 0.091% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.091% fail on Joints
    • 0.091% fail on Floor
  • 5.2% fail on Visibility (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (45% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.2% fail on Seat belts (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.63% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.091% fail on Airbags
      • 0.091% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.7% fail on Identification of the vehicle (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plates (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering linkage components (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.091% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.82% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.73% fail on Attachment
    • 0.091% fail on Condition

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