Mazda Bongo MOT Results

Registered in 1997
48.9% pass rate
from 1,731 tests in 2020
(9.5% worse than other 1997 vans)
Pass rate by mileage
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 1997 vans and highlighted areas where the Mazda Bongo is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Suspension (37% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 14% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (27% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (4 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (160% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes (200% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.98% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.98% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.92% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.058% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.058% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.1% fail on Suspension arms (48% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.46% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.0% fail on Sub-frames (78% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.9% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (96% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.87% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.58% fail on Springs (74% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.52% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.058% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.058% fail on Mounting
    • 0.35% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.058% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.058% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings (86% better than other 1997 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.058% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 10% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 10% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 10% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.35% fail on Switch
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp (39% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.4% fail on Horn
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.40% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (64% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (67% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (67% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (67% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.64% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.46% fail on Individual direction indicators (78% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.23% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.058% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.058% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.058% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.058% fail on Switch
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 3.1% fail on Chassis
      • 3.1% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.058% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.6% fail on Transmission (58% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (43% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 1.5% fail on Joints (43% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts (91% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.058% fail on Joints
        • 0.058% fail on Bearing housing
    • 1.3% fail on Towbar (88% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure (100% worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 1.1% fail on Body
      • 0.87% fail on Panel
      • 0.23% fail on Other body component
    • 0.52% fail on Seats
      • 0.35% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.23% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.35% fail on Fuel system (71% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on System
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.058% fail on Pipe
    • 0.29% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.17% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.17% fail on Spare wheel condition (3 times worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (86% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.12% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.12% fail on Floor
    • 0.12% fail on Cabs
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.058% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.058% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 13% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 1997 vans)
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance (48% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance (34% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (36% better than other 1997 vans)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance (86% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 1997 vans)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% better than other 1997 vans)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 1997 vans)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance (89% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.23% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (7 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (75% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.29% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.92% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt
          • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 1997 vans)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (96% worse than other 1997 vans)
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (99% worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.81% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.81% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (5 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 3.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (5 times worse than other 1997 vans)
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (57% better than other 1997 vans)
    • 0.52% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.35% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.058% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.058% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 8.4% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.058% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.058% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.7% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 0.58% fail on Other components
      • 0.29% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
      • 0.058% fail on Pump
    • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.17% fail on Steering play
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.12% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.12% fail on Universal joint
  • 4.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
      • 0.35% fail on Requirements
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment
    • 0.40% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 1997 vans)
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.9% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.75% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (85% better than other 1997 vans)
        • 0.058% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.52% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Transmission oil leaks (6 times worse than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.17% fail on Engine oil leaks (78% better than other 1997 vans)
      • 0.058% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.058% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.058% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.058% fail on Undertray
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 0.69% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.058% fail on Condition
  • 0.058% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.058% fail on Belt(s)/padding