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Mazda 626 MOT Results

61.9% pass rate
from 63 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 626 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 7.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.6% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.6% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.8% fail on Transmission
      • 4.8% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.6% fail on Floor
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp levelling device (70 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.2% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility
    • 6.3% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
  • 7.9% fail on Steering
    • 6.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.6% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 1.6% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.6% fail on Power steering
      • 1.6% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 1.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Size/type
    • 1.6% fail on Condition