Mazda RX-8 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
68.9% pass rate
from 789 tests in 2017
(16% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda RX-8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 8.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Linkage condition (24 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 4.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Suspension arms (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.25% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.25% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.25% fail on Front
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Valve stem (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 7.0% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Headlamp (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.13% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.25% fail on Headlamp levelling device (40 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.76% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Battery
    • 0.25% fail on Direction indicators (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Flashing type (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.25% fail on Hazard warning (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Switch (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Fog lamp
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.38% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.89% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.38% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.76% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.51% fail on Components
        • 0.25% fail on Pipes
        • 0.25% fail on Hoses
      • 0.25% fail on Leaks
    • 0.51% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.13% fail on ABS
  • 6.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Emissions (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.63% fail on Washers (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.63% fail on Steering
    • 0.25% fail on Steering operation (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Operation
    • 0.13% fail on Steering system
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.38% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.25% fail on Body condition
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
  • 0.25% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.25% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.25% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp

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