MG MGF MOT Results

Registered in 1998
58.8% pass rate
from 1,465 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MGF is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 7.8% fail on Suspension arms (80% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Ball joint (94% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Suspension arm (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.96% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.3% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Sub-frame (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (55% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.068% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 1.0% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (19 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Operation (42 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Pipes
      • 0.068% fail on Other components
    • 0.89% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.68% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.20% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.068% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.068% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 15% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (79% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 15% fail on Exhaust emissions (85% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 14% fail on Spark ignition (97% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 13% fail on Catalyst emissions (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.20% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.068% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.48% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.34% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.068% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.068% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.68% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.068% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (96% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (97% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Switch (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Electrical equipment (91% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies) (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.068% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (36% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.55% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.96% fail on Position lamps (60% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Position lamp (59% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (61% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.068% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (35% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 7.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 3.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.82% fail on Service brake imbalance (55% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.34% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.068% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.068% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.75% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.75% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.34% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.14% fail on Clevis joint (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Cable
        • 0.068% fail on Lever
        • 0.068% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.068% fail on Pivot
    • 0.34% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.068% fail on Servos
    • 0.27% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.20% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (86% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Anti-lock braking system (85% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.068% fail on Lever
  • 8.5% fail on Steering (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Steering linkage components (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Track rod end (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.068% fail on Drag link end
    • 2.5% fail on Electronic power steering (76 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Operation (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering gear (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.068% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.068% fail on Steering column
    • 0.068% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.068% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.068% fail on Steering play
      • 0.068% fail on Steering rack
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.068% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.068% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Seat belts (73% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
  • 3.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (62% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame condition (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.55% fail on Chassis (59% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Chassis condition (59% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
      • 0.068% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.068% fail on Door condition
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
    • 0.068% fail on Transmission
      • 0.068% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.068% fail on Joints
    • 0.068% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.068% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 0.34% fail on Identification of the vehicle (67% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates (67% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment

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