MG MG3 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
80.5% pass rate
from 2,515 tests in 2020
(24% worse than other 2015 cars)
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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MG3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (15 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (37 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Airbags (29 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers airbag (37 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
  • 4.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.20% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.040% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.040% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.040% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.040% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.040% fail on Horn
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.1% fail on Suspension (61% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.24% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.080% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.080% fail on Springs (82% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Coil springs (82% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Coil spring (82% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.040% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 1.7% fail on Brakes (37% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Mechanical brake components (53% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake linings and pads (65% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Brake pads (65% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.36% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.72% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.24% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.080% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.040% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.080% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.080% fail on Rbt
          • 0.040% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.040% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.080% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.040% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.040% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.040% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 0.56% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.52% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.48% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.40% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.040% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.040% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.040% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.040% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.040% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.040% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.48% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.20% fail on Transmission
      • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.20% fail on Joints
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on System (34 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Doors
      • 0.040% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.040% fail on Door condition
      • 0.040% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.040% fail on Door condition
    • 0.040% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.040% fail on Seats
      • 0.040% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.32% fail on Steering
    • 0.24% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.24% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.080% fail on Power steering (16 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Other components (46 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.080% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.080% fail on Registration plates
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