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Mazda RX-7 MOT Results

70.8% pass rate
from 154 tests in 2017
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 RX-7 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 2.6% fail on Tell tale (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.3% fail on Switch (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.65% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.65% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.2% fail on Battery
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.65% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.65% fail on Front lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.65% fail on Horn
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
    • 5.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.9% fail on Components
        • 2.6% fail on Pipes
        • 1.9% fail on Reservoirs (15 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Hoses
      • 1.9% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (15 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Leaks
    • 0.65% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.65% fail on Pedal
        • 0.65% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Hub components
      • 0.65% fail on Brake pads
  • 9.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.2% fail on Emissions
    • 3.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on Tank (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Hose
      • 0.65% fail on Pipe
      • 0.65% fail on Cap
    • 0.65% fail on Exhaust system
  • 5.2% fail on Suspension
    • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.3% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.65% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.65% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.65% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.65% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.65% fail on Front
    • 0.65% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Other components (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Steering pivot point (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.65% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.65% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.65% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 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 Driver's view of the road
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.65% fail on Washers
  • 2.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.65% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.65% fail on Chassis
    • 0.65% fail on Body condition
    • 0.65% fail on Doors
      • 0.65% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.65% fail on Seats
      • 0.65% fail on Drivers
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.65% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.3% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.3% fail on Attachment
  • 0.65% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate
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