Mazda RX-8 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
59.8% pass rate
from 1,323 tests in 2020
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 Noise, emissions and leaks (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 14% fail on Exhaust emissions (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 13% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 9.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Emission control equipment (22 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Catalytic converter (33 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Non catalyst emissions (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Compression ignition (57% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.15% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.076% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.076% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.076% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.076% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Linkage (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.98% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.076% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 4.0% fail on Springs
      • 4.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.0% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.45% fail on Suspension arms (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.076% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.076% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.076% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.23% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.076% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.076% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (36% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.076% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.076% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Individual direction indicators (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.38% fail on Horn
      • 0.15% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.23% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.076% fail on Switch
    • 0.076% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.076% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.076% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (45% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt
          • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.076% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 4.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Brake pads (71% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.68% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.076% fail on Cable
        • 0.076% fail on Lever
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.38% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.23% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.076% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.076% fail on Hand lever
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.076% fail on Size/type
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.83% fail on Washers (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on View to rear
      • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.38% fail on Body
      • 0.23% fail on Panel (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.076% fail on Tank
      • 0.076% fail on Pipe
      • 0.076% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.076% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.076% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.076% fail on Undertray
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (60% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering linkage components (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.076% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.076% fail on Steering column
    • 0.076% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.53% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Airbags (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Drivers airbag (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.076% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (82% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.53% fail on Attachment

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