Mazda RX-8 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
59.7% pass rate
from 1,657 tests in 2017
(10% 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 Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.84% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (38% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Headlamp levelling device (56 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Headlamp levelling device (15 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (58% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.12% fail on Individual lamps (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.42% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.060% fail on Horn
    • 0.060% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 16% fail on Suspension (19% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage condition (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment
    • 4.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.5% fail on Condition
      • 0.060% fail on Location
    • 4.3% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Component mounting (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.72% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
    • 0.48% fail on Suspension arms (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Front (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.060% fail on Condition
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.060% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.9% fail on Front wheels (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Hub components (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Brake pads (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.24% fail on Brake discs (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Components (42% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Pipes (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Hoses
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.060% fail on Valves
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks
    • 0.42% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.36% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.36% fail on ABS
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Emissions (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.060% fail on Size/type
  • 6.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.97% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.97% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 2.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.72% fail on Body condition
    • 0.42% fail on Vehicle structure (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Chassis (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Doors
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.060% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.060% fail on Body security
    • 0.060% fail on Seats
      • 0.060% fail on Drivers
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Steering operation (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Power steering
      • 0.36% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.060% fail on Drive system
      • 0.060% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.18% fail on Steering system (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Free play
        • 0.060% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.060% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.060% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.060% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Condition

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