MG MGF MOT Results

Registered in 1996
56.2% pass rate
from 1,027 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MGF is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps (50% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.97% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.39% fail on Tell tales (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Battery
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (55% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Horn
    • 0.097% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (62% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 10% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Rear wheels (65% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (94% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.39% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.2% fail on Components
        • 3.6% fail on Pipes
        • 0.58% fail on Hoses (69% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.49% fail on Operation
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
      • 0.097% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.68% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.19% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.58% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
        • 0.19% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.19% fail on ABS (82% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.097% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.097% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.097% fail on Operation
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (17 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.4% fail on Subframe mounting (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Component mounting (53% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.8% fail on Front (98% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear
    • 2.2% fail on Front suspension joints (81% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
      • 0.097% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.097% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid suspension (21 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Operation (32 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Suspension unit (18 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Other components (23 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Tie bars/rods (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (13 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.58% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.58% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on General condition (10 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.097% fail on Condition
      • 0.097% fail on Attachment
    • 0.097% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.097% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.097% fail on Axles
      • 0.097% fail on Clearance
    • 0.097% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.097% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.097% fail on Drive shafts
  • 16% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (50% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 14% fail on Emissions (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (51% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.3% fail on Washers (51% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.097% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.097% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.097% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.1% fail on Steering (50% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Steering system
      • 4.5% fail on Track rod end (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.097% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.097% fail on Steering arm
    • 2.1% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Electronic power steering (68 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Operation (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Steering control
      • 0.19% fail on Steering column
    • 0.097% fail on Steering operation
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.68% fail on Size/type
    • 0.097% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.97% fail on Seat belts (80% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Prescribed areas (77% better than other 1996 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (50% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Body condition (53% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Drivers
      • 0.39% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.49% fail on Vehicle structure (71% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Chassis (71% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Seats
      • 0.097% fail on Drivers
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.58% fail on Attachment

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