Mazda RX-8 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
67.9% pass rate
from 402 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda RX-8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.00% fail on Headlamp levelling device (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.25% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.50% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.25% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.25% fail on Switch
    • 0.25% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 6.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.00% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 2.7% fail on Springs
      • 2.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.7% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.25% fail on Suspension rod
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.25% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.25% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.50% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.50% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 6.7% fail on Brakes
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.00% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.25% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.75% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.75% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.25% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.25% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.50% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.75% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.75% fail on Pedal (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Flexible brake hoses (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.75% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.25% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.25% fail on Brake fluid
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
  • 3.2% fail on Visibility
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.50% fail on Washers (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.25% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.25% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 0.75% fail on Steering
    • 0.50% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.50% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.25% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.25% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.25% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.75% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.75% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment

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