MG MGTF MOT Results

Registered in 2003
59.9% pass rate
from 4,310 tests in 2017
(17% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MGTF is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Rear wheels (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Components (38% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Pipes (37% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Hoses
        • 0.023% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.023% fail on Servos
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Operation
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components (26% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.97% fail on Brake pads (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake calipers (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
    • 0.56% fail on Restricted movement (97% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.16% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.046% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.12% fail on Clevis joint (100 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage
      • 0.023% fail on Lever
      • 0.023% fail on Cable
      • 0.023% fail on Pivot
    • 0.14% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.070% fail on Leaks (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Components
        • 0.046% fail on Servos
      • 0.023% fail on Warning
    • 0.14% fail on ABS (87% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 16% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Suspension arms (84% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Condition (28 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (24% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment
    • 3.2% fail on Prescribed areas (57% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Subframe mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Sub-frames (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Attachment (59 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Front (57% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Rear
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.95% fail on Shock absorbers (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Condition (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Tie bars/rods (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.32% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (97% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Condition
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage condition (90% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.093% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.046% fail on Front drive shafts (99% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Constant velocity joints (99% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.070% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Condition (98% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.046% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.023% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.023% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.023% fail on Axles
      • 0.023% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.023% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (63% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps (34% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Battery (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.26% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Switch (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.023% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (57% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Individual lamps (65% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Side repeaters (51% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.00% fail on Registration plate lamp (86% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.093% fail on Lamp
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 8.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.14% fail on Windscreen (76% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (14% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Emissions (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Pipe
      • 0.046% fail on Cap (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on System
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (48% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (33% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Size/type
    • 0.046% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.4% fail on Steering
    • 4.4% fail on Steering system
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.093% fail on Steering rack (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Other components
        • 0.023% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.023% fail on Steering component
      • 0.023% fail on Free play
        • 0.023% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.023% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.023% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.046% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.046% fail on Power steering (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Operation
    • 0.023% fail on Steering control
      • 0.023% fail on Steering column
  • 3.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (90% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.86% fail on Seat belts (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Prescribed areas (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
  • 1.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.77% fail on Doors
      • 0.51% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
      • 0.046% fail on Passengers other (86% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Body condition
    • 0.32% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.32% fail on Chassis
    • 0.046% fail on Seats (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Drivers
    • 0.023% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.023% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 0.093% fail on Condition
  • 0.46% fail on Registration plates and VIN (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plate (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Vehicle Identification Number

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