MG MGF MOT Results

Registered in 1998
55.4% pass rate
from 1,651 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MGF is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps (40% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps (59% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (97% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Fog lamp (96% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Tell tale (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.061% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.061% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.85% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.30% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.8% fail on Battery (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (52% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Horn (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Lamp
    • 0.061% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms (65% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 3.1% fail on Condition (18 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment
    • 5.0% fail on Prescribed areas (25% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Subframe mounting (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Component mounting (60% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Front (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Condition
      • 0.061% fail on Presence
    • 1.5% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.85% fail on Tie bars/rods (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (12 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment
    • 0.55% fail on General condition (19 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Fluid suspension (15 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Operation (42 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.061% fail on Pipes
    • 0.24% fail on Torque/reaction arms (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.12% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.061% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.061% fail on Condition
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Parking brake performance (93% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (87% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.55% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 4.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (25% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Components
        • 4.2% fail on Pipes
        • 0.48% fail on Hoses (74% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.36% fail on Leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.061% fail on Operation
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components
      • 0.97% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.85% fail on Brake pads (53% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.97% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.97% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on ABS (74% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.24% fail on Pedal
        • 0.18% fail on Condition
        • 0.061% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.12% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.061% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.061% fail on Components
        • 0.061% fail on Pipes
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (33% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 12% fail on Emissions (92% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system (87% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
  • 9.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.61% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.061% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.5% fail on Steering (69% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Steering system (35% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack (78% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Free play
        • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
    • 2.7% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Electronic power steering (100 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.18% fail on Steering control
      • 0.18% fail on Steering column
  • 3.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (42% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (65% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (79% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Seat belts (78% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 3.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (37% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
    • 0.61% fail on Vehicle structure (53% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Chassis (53% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.061% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.12% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.061% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.061% fail on Seats
      • 0.061% fail on Drivers
    • 0.061% fail on Load security
      • 0.061% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.42% fail on Registration plates and VIN (69% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate (69% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment

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