Mazda RX-8 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
64.3% pass rate
from 1,568 tests in 2017
(9.8% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda RX-8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 8.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage condition (16 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.45% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers (79% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (79% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Tie bars/rods (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (45 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment (62 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.26% fail on Suspension arms (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (91% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Rear
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.064% fail on Condition
      • 0.064% fail on Attachment
    • 0.064% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.064% fail on Component mounting
  • 10% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (42% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Headlamp levelling device (16 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Rear lamps (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Direction indicators (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Flashing type (61% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.064% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.064% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.32% fail on Battery
    • 0.26% fail on Horn
    • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.19% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.064% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.064% fail on Lamp
    • 0.064% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 9.9% fail on Tyres
    • 6.3% fail on Tread depth (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Emissions (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.7% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components
      • 3.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.38% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.32% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.96% fail on Parking brake performance (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic systems (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Components (81% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Pipes (86% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Hoses
        • 0.064% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.13% fail on ABS
    • 0.064% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.064% fail on Condition
  • 5.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Washers (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (48% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Steering system (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.064% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.32% fail on Steering operation (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Power steering
      • 0.32% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.45% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.19% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.064% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.32% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.32% fail on Body condition
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.064% fail on Condition
    • 0.064% fail on Attachment

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