MG MGB MOT Results

Registered in 1980
66.5% pass rate
from 626 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 1980 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MGB is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.64% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.64% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.32% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.3% fail on Horn
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.64% fail on Lamp
      • 0.48% fail on Switch
    • 0.80% fail on Battery
  • 15% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (57% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 11% fail on Emissions (72% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.64% fail on System
      • 0.48% fail on Hose
      • 0.48% fail on Pipe
      • 0.16% fail on Tank
      • 0.16% fail on Cap
    • 0.96% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.48% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.32% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.8% fail on Components
        • 0.96% fail on Pipes
        • 0.80% fail on Hoses
      • 0.64% fail on Leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Operation
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.48% fail on Hub components
      • 0.16% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.16% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.16% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.32% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.16% fail on Locking devices
  • 7.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.5% fail on Suspension
    • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.8% fail on Spring mounting
      • 1.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.64% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Front
    • 0.48% fail on Axles
      • 0.32% fail on King pins
      • 0.16% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.32% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.32% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.32% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.16% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.16% fail on Securing bolts
    • 0.16% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 3.5% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
        • 0.16% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.16% fail on Steering control
      • 0.16% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.16% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Rams
    • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
  • 2.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.64% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.64% fail on Chassis
    • 0.48% fail on Seats
      • 0.48% fail on Drivers
    • 0.16% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
    • 0.32% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.80% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment

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