MG MG3 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
83.5% pass rate
from 1,457 tests in 2017
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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MG3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Tread depth (69% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Suspension (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (24 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (24 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment
    • 0.34% fail on Bonded suspension (109 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (75 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment (330 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.069% fail on Front
      • 0.069% fail on Rear
    • 0.14% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.069% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.069% fail on Condition
    • 0.069% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment
  • 4.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (53% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Washers
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.069% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.96% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.96% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.14% fail on Battery (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Registration plate lamp (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Stop lamp
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (30 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (30 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers airbag (42 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.55% fail on Brakes (75% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Hub components (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake pads (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.21% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.069% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.069% fail on Rear wheels
    • 0.069% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.069% fail on Condition
  • 0.069% fail on Steering
    • 0.069% fail on Steering system
      • 0.069% fail on Free play
        • 0.069% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.069% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.069% fail on Seats
      • 0.069% fail on Passengers
  • 0.069% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.069% fail on Emissions not tested
Read the Honest John Review

  • MG 3 (2013 on)
    Cheap to buy. Cheap to run. Generous seven-year warranty. Extensive personalisation options. Interior hugely improved in 2018 facelift with the addition of Apple CarPlay.

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