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Mazda RX-7 MOT Results

73.1% pass rate
from 171 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 RX-7 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.58% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 8.2% fail on Brakes
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.58% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.58% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.58% fail on Pedal
      • 0.58% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.58% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.58% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.58% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.58% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.58% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.58% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.58% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 8.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.2% fail on Doors
      • 0.58% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.58% fail on Door condition
        • 0.58% fail on Catch
      • 0.58% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.58% fail on Door condition
    • 0.58% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.58% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.58% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.58% fail on Body
      • 0.58% fail on Panel
  • 7.0% fail on Suspension
    • 4.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.58% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.58% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.58% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.58% fail on Linkage
    • 0.58% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.8% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.58% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.58% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.58% fail on Other components
        • 0.58% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.58% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.58% fail on Power steering
      • 0.58% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 2.3% fail on Visibility
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.58% fail on View to rear
      • 0.58% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.58% fail on Washers
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 0.58% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.58% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.58% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.58% fail on Prescribed areas
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