MG MGF MOT Results

Registered in 1999
59.8% pass rate
from 1,391 tests in 2020
(10% better than other 1999 cars)
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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MGF is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.4% fail on Suspension arm (9 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Pins and bushes (64% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.2% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.93% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (20 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Operation (39 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension unit (20 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Levelling valve
      • 0.072% fail on Other components
    • 0.86% fail on Anti-roll bars (80% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.072% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.58% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.072% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.58% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.072% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (23% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (98% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.072% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment (94% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Horn (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (52% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (48% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (62% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps (54% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp (53% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (76% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 9.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (63% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 5.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (87% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (91% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (42% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.93% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.93% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.22% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.14% fail on Clevis joint (35 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Linkage
    • 1.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (45% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.29% fail on Pedal
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.072% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.22% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (85% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Anti-lock braking system (85% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.072% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.072% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (41% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (48% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 13% fail on Spark ignition (59% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 11% fail on Catalyst emissions (82% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.29% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.072% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.072% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.072% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 8.0% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.072% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.072% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.072% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.5% fail on Steering (35% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end (49% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.072% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.072% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.072% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.3% fail on Electronic power steering (85 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Operation (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Steering gear (73% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Steering rack (78% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Operation
    • 0.072% fail on Steering wheel
  • 4.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (57% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (54% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.79% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.93% fail on Chassis
      • 0.93% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.50% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Drive shafts (84% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Joints (84% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
    • 0.072% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.072% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.072% fail on Body
      • 0.072% fail on Other body component
    • 0.072% fail on Seats
      • 0.072% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.072% fail on Cabs
      • 0.072% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres (36% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (65% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Size/type (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (60% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (63% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Prescribed areas (72% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.79% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment

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