Mazda RX-8 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
63.3% pass rate
from 1,474 tests in 2020
(17% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda RX-8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.068% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.068% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.068% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 4.1% fail on Springs
      • 4.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.0% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.068% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.68% fail on Suspension arms (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins and bushes (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.27% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.068% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.068% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.068% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.068% fail on Suspension rod
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (90% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (99% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 11% fail on Spark ignition (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.34% fail on Emission control equipment (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Catalytic converter (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.068% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.27% fail on Non catalyst emissions (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Compression ignition (76% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.14% fail on Catalytic converter (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.68% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.68% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (40% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.20% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.88% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.54% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.34% fail on Horn
    • 0.75% fail on Direction indicators (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Flashing type (71% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.20% fail on Individual direction indicators (89% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.47% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.068% fail on Switch
    • 0.068% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.068% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.068% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.068% fail on Switch
  • 8.3% fail on Brakes (32% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (50% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (50% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.41% fail on Parking brake performance (73% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt (72% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.068% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.34% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.068% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.068% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs and drums (80% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Brake discs (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.81% fail on Electronic stability control (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.75% fail on Rigid brake pipes (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.14% fail on Lever
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.068% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.068% fail on Pedal
    • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.068% fail on Brake fluid
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (35% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility (39% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (62% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.068% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.068% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.68% fail on Integral vehicle structure (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.068% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.68% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.068% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.068% fail on Tank
    • 0.068% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.068% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.068% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.068% fail on Doors
      • 0.068% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.068% fail on Door condition
    • 0.068% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.068% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (72% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Airbags
      • 0.068% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Power steering (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Operation (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering linkage components (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.068% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.068% fail on Operation
      • 0.068% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.14% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.068% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.068% fail on Steering column
    • 0.068% fail on Steering play
      • 0.068% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.95% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment

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