MG MGF MOT Results

Registered in 2000
62.5% pass rate
from 1,704 tests in 2020
(20% better than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MGF is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Suspension (17% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.3% fail on Suspension arm (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Pins and bushes (67% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.3% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.059% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.94% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.059% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.88% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (16 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Operation (43 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension unit (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Accumulator
    • 0.53% fail on Anti-roll bars (89% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.23% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (30% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance (200% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake imbalance (65% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (38% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (38% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.059% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.059% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.059% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.76% fail on Brake linings and pads (61% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Brake pads (61% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.059% fail on Cable
        • 0.059% fail on Linkage
        • 0.059% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.059% fail on Clevis joint
    • 1.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (45% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.29% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
    • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.059% fail on Servos
      • 0.059% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.23% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (85% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-lock braking system (84% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.18% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.059% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.059% fail on Lever
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (31% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Electrical equipment (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Battery(ies) (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (76% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (41% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (36% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (46% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp (60% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.76% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.76% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.29% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (73% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 11% fail on Spark ignition (26% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (52% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.35% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.059% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.059% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility (22% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.059% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.059% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.059% fail on View to rear
      • 0.059% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Size/type
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.41% fail on Power steering
      • 0.41% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Electronic power steering (9 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering gear (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack (88% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (64% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (55% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.35% fail on Sub-frame (11 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Sub-frame condition (12 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Transmission (91% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Joints (90% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
      • 0.059% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.059% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Chassis (84% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Chassis condition (89% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.059% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.059% fail on Bracket
    • 0.059% fail on Body
      • 0.059% fail on Panel
    • 0.059% fail on Seats
      • 0.059% fail on Driver's seat
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (70% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Seat belts (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Prescribed areas (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (64% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 0.47% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 0.059% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.059% fail on Speedometer

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