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Mazda RX-7 MOT Results

71.9% pass rate
from 128 tests in 2020
(4.6% 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 RX-7 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (1.9% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp (22% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators (12% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (12% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (5.1% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (5.1% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (0.65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.78% fail on Horn
    • 0.78% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.78% fail on Headlamp
  • 8.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (57% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis condition (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.78% fail on Pipe
    • 0.78% fail on Floor
    • 0.78% fail on Seats
      • 0.78% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (70% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Spark ignition (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.78% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.78% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.78% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility (0.066% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Washers (12% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Suspension (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (6.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings (11% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (15% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.78% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.78% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 5.5% fail on Brakes (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Brake performance (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (23% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (4.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt
          • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.78% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.78% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.78% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.78% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.78% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.78% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.78% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Requirements
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.78% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.78% fail on Track rod end
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