MG MGTF MOT Results

Registered in 2002
63.4% pass rate
from 2,855 tests in 2020
(23% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MGTF is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (37% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (98% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.035% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.070% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.070% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.035% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (77% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (79% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance (82% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.035% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.035% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.035% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.070% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (45% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.63% fail on Brake linings and pads (72% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Brake pads (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.070% fail on Lever
        • 0.035% fail on Cable
        • 0.035% fail on Linkage
        • 0.035% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.42% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
      • 0.035% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.21% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.070% fail on Servos
      • 0.035% fail on Valves
    • 0.070% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.035% fail on Servos
      • 0.035% fail on Valves
    • 0.070% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (95% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Anti-lock braking system (94% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.035% fail on Other components
  • 14% fail on Suspension (22% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Suspension arms (33% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Suspension arm (13 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.5% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (40 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Sub-frame (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.0% fail on Other suspension component (89% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.070% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.67% fail on Suspension rods (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.035% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.39% fail on Springs (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Coil spring (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers (75% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Anti-roll bars (95% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage ball joints
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (44% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies) (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.74% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.035% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp (62% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (59% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (82% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.91% fail on Position lamps (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Position lamp (73% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.88% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.035% fail on Switch
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (88% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.035% fail on Switch
    • 0.035% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.035% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.035% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.035% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.035% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 8.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.0% fail on Spark ignition (23% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (56% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (42% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested (72% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.070% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.070% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.14% fail on Compression ignition (88% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.035% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.49% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.070% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.035% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.035% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 7.2% fail on Visibility
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system (28% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.42% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.070% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.035% fail on Sub-frame condition
        • 0.035% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.39% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
        • 0.035% fail on Catch
      • 0.18% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
    • 0.35% fail on Chassis
      • 0.32% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.035% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.28% fail on Transmission (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Drive shafts (93% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Joints (92% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.070% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.070% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.035% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.035% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.035% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.035% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.035% fail on Body
      • 0.035% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.035% fail on Floor
    • 0.035% fail on Seats
      • 0.035% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.035% fail on Cabs
      • 0.035% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.6% fail on Steering (23% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.070% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.21% fail on Steering gear (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Operation
    • 0.035% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.035% fail on Power steering
      • 0.035% fail on Operation
    • 0.035% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (53% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (63% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (42% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Seat belts (60% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Prescribed areas (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Airbags
      • 0.035% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.63% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Condition
  • 0.035% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.035% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.035% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.035% fail on Anchorages

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