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Mazda 323 MOT Results

67.6% pass rate
from 145 tests in 2020
(16% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 323 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (68% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Springs (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Coil springs (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Coil spring (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms (13% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.69% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.69% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.69% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.69% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.69% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.69% fail on Other suspension component
  • 12% fail on Brakes (27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Brake performance (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Rbt (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 6.9% fail on Service brake performance (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (9.5% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (5.2% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (0.73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (11% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (21% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (25% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (82% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.69% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.69% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.69% fail on Brake pads
  • 8.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (26% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (11% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment (37% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Battery(ies) (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 7.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (14% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Transmission (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Joints (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (3.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Chassis (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis condition (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Doors
      • 0.69% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.69% fail on Door condition
  • 2.8% fail on Visibility (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (69% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts (69% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
  • 2.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (50% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions (49% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.69% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
  • 0.69% fail on Tyres
    • 0.69% fail on Tread depth
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  • Mazda 323 1989
    Tidy looks, sweet engines and brilliant reliability. Plenty of kit in SE Exec versions. Got fuel injection from 1991.