Mazda RX-8 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
62.3% pass rate
from 2,021 tests in 2017
(11% 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.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.59% fail on Rear lamps (56% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (12 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Headlamp levelling device (20 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Headlamp levelling device (33 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (64% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Direction indicators (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Flashing type (61% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.25% fail on Individual lamps (86% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.74% fail on Battery
    • 0.35% fail on Horn
    • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Fog lamp (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.099% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.099% fail on Switch
    • 0.049% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.049% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Suspension (21% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage condition (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
      • 0.099% fail on Presence (33 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.94% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.049% fail on Condition
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment
    • 0.20% fail on Suspension arms (95% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (96% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Rear (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Front
    • 0.099% fail on Front suspension joints (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.049% fail on Condition
    • 0.049% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.049% fail on Condition
    • 0.049% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment
    • 0.049% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Emissions (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.94% fail on Emissions not tested (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (39% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.25% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.099% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.099% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Hub components
      • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (48% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.30% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Components (63% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Pipes (71% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Hoses
        • 0.099% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.049% fail on Servos
      • 0.099% fail on Leaks
      • 0.049% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.25% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.25% fail on ABS
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.049% fail on Size/type
  • 5.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.049% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.049% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 1.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.69% fail on Body condition (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.20% fail on Chassis
    • 0.099% fail on Seats
      • 0.099% fail on Drivers
    • 0.049% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.049% fail on Doors
      • 0.049% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.99% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.45% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (65% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.79% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Steering system (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.099% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Free play
        • 0.049% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.30% fail on Steering operation (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Steering control
      • 0.049% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.049% fail on Steering column
      • 0.049% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.049% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.099% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.049% fail on Power steering
      • 0.049% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.049% fail on Operation
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Condition

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