Mazda RX-8 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
67.0% pass rate
from 685 tests in 2020
(17% 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.

  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 7.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bar (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 3.9% fail on Springs
      • 3.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.44% fail on Suspension arms (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.15% fail on Suspension rod
  • 9.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (79% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (85% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Spark ignition (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.88% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.44% fail on Emission control equipment (19 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Catalytic converter (33 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Compression ignition (75% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.29% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.44% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt
          • 0.44% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.29% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.15% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 6.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Headlamp (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Position lamp (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.44% fail on Direction indicators (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Flashing type (78% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.29% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.29% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.15% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres (36% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
  • 2.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.29% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Panel
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
    • 0.15% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.58% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.44% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.58% fail on Attachment
  • 0.44% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.15% fail on Operation

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