MG MG3 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
84.5% pass rate
from 3,171 tests in 2020
(21% worse than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MG3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (37% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (95% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.13% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.032% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (52% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (55% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.19% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.032% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.032% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.032% fail on Side repeaters
  • 3.1% fail on Suspension (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (14 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins and bushes (35 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.66% fail on Springs (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Coil spring (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Mounting
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.032% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.032% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 2.5% fail on Visibility
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.98% fail on Washers
    • 0.032% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.032% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.032% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.032% fail on View to rear
      • 0.032% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.7% fail on Brakes
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.69% fail on Brake linings and pads (47% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Brake pads (46% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.69% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.32% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (sp) (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.095% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.095% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.095% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.063% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.032% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.032% fail on Rbt
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.032% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.032% fail on Pedal
    • 0.032% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.032% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.032% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 0.44% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.28% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.38% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.25% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.25% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.22% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.032% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.063% fail on Other leaks (13 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on System (25 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Hose
    • 0.032% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.032% fail on Transmission
      • 0.032% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.032% fail on Joints
    • 0.032% fail on Body
      • 0.032% fail on Other body component
  • 0.19% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.16% fail on Steering
    • 0.063% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.063% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.032% fail on Power steering
      • 0.032% fail on Other components
    • 0.032% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.032% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.032% fail on Steering play
      • 0.032% fail on Steering rack
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