MG MGF MOT Results

Registered in 2001
63.4% pass rate
from 2,726 tests in 2020
(23% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MGF is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (46% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (51% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (61% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.99% fail on Service brake imbalance (39% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.073% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.073% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (40% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (45% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.62% fail on Brake linings and pads (71% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Brake pads (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.11% fail on Lever
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.29% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.073% fail on Pedal
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.37% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.15% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (91% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-lock braking system (90% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.073% fail on Other components
      • 0.037% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.037% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.073% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.073% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.037% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.037% fail on Servos
  • 13% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Suspension arm (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (34% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Pins and bushes (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (28% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.84% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (15 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Operation (31 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Suspension unit (15 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Levelling valve
      • 0.037% fail on Pipes
      • 0.037% fail on Other components
    • 0.70% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.55% fail on Shock absorbers (61% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Anti-roll bars (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.073% fail on Linkage ball joints (95% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.037% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.26% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.073% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.037% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 9.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (50% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Electrical equipment (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Battery(ies) (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.77% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.037% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (72% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (72% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp (66% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (57% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (88% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.11% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.037% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 8.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (82% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.11% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.11% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.18% fail on Compression ignition (81% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.037% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.037% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.037% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.22% fail on Fluid leaks (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Other leaks
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.073% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.073% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.073% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.073% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.073% fail on View to rear (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Mirrors (80% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres (18% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (32% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (58% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.70% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame condition (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Chassis (53% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Chassis condition (53% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Doors
      • 0.33% fail on Front passenger's door (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Door condition (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.073% fail on Door condition
    • 0.22% fail on Transmission (94% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Joints (94% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
      • 0.11% fail on Panel
    • 0.073% fail on Seats
      • 0.037% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.037% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.037% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.037% fail on Hose
    • 0.037% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.037% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.037% fail on Floor
  • 2.8% fail on Steering (33% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components (28% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.33% fail on Operation (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Other components
    • 0.22% fail on Steering gear (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Operation
    • 0.18% fail on Steering play
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.073% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.037% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.70% fail on Seat belts (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Prescribed areas (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment
    • 0.037% fail on Airbags
      • 0.037% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.55% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
  • 0.037% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.037% fail on Anchorages

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