MG MGF MOT Results

Registered in 1996
58.7% pass rate
from 941 tests in 2020
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.

  • 18% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 18% fail on Exhaust emissions (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 18% fail on Spark ignition (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 16% fail on Catalyst emissions (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.53% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.32% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.11% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.11% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (59% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.96% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.5% fail on Battery(ies) (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Horn
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (54% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.53% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.32% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.21% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (54% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (51% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (57% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.43% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.11% fail on Cable
        • 0.11% fail on Lever
        • 0.11% fail on Linkage
        • 0.11% fail on Clevis joint
    • 1.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.43% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.43% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.32% fail on Lever
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 6.6% fail on Suspension arms (73% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint (88% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Suspension arm (10 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.5% fail on Sub-frames (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Sub-frame (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (18 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Operation (34 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Suspension unit (12 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.53% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.21% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 8.6% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Washers (58% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.4% fail on Electronic power steering (62 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 1.1% fail on Operation (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering wheel
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (66% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (63% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.85% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.64% fail on Chassis
      • 0.64% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.43% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
      • 0.21% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
    • 0.32% fail on Transmission (90% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts (92% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Joints (92% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Belts
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.11% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.11% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.11% fail on Passenger compartment
    • 0.11% fail on Undertray
  • 3.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (70% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Prescribed areas (72% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
    • 0.11% fail on Airbags
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.64% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment

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