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Mazda 323 MOT Results

67.4% pass rate
from 190 tests in 2020
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.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (87% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.1% fail on Springs
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.53% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.53% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 5.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 4.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (92% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.53% fail on Joints
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Chassis
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.6% fail on Doors
      • 0.53% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition
      • 0.53% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition
      • 0.53% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.53% fail on Body
      • 0.53% fail on Panel
  • 8.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.53% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.53% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.53% fail on Horn
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.53% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.53% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.53% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.53% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.53% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.53% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.53% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.53% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.53% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.53% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.53% fail on View to rear
      • 0.53% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.2% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.53% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.53% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.53% fail on Undertray
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.53% fail on Operation
    • 0.53% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.53% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.53% fail on Power steering
      • 0.53% fail on Pump
Read the Honest John Review

  • Mazda 323 1989
    Tidy looks, sweet engines and brilliant reliability. Plenty of kit in SE Exec versions. Got fuel injection from 1991.