MG MGTF MOT Results

Registered in 2003
62.8% pass rate
from 4,161 tests in 2020
(22% 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.

  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (39% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (98% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.82% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.024% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.70% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.024% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.024% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (49% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.024% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.072% fail on Brake performance not tested (76% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.77% fail on Brake linings and pads (66% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Brake pads (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.096% fail on Lever
        • 0.048% fail on Clevis joint (47 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Pivot (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Cable
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (48% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake control (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Lever (59% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.14% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-lock braking system (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.12% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Hydraulic systems (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Servos
      • 0.024% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.024% fail on Valves
  • 14% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Suspension arms (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Suspension arm (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.87% fail on Pins and bushes (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Sub-frames (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (48 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Sub-frame (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (28% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.43% fail on Anti-roll bars (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.096% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage ball joints (97% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.072% fail on Macpherson strut (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.048% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Axles
      • 0.024% fail on Axle
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Electrical equipment (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Battery(ies) (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (51% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Individual direction indicators (51% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters (60% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.29% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp (66% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (83% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.072% fail on Switch
    • 0.024% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.024% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.024% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.024% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.024% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.024% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.096% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.096% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.048% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.024% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (14% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (47% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.072% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.024% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.024% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.26% fail on Compression ignition (80% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.072% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.048% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Engine oil leaks (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Other leaks
  • 4.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Doors
      • 0.50% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Catch
      • 0.24% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
    • 0.70% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.55% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame condition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.024% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.36% fail on Chassis
      • 0.36% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.22% fail on Transmission (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Joints (94% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.072% fail on Pipe
    • 0.096% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.096% fail on Body
      • 0.048% fail on Panel
      • 0.048% fail on Other body component
    • 0.048% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.024% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.024% fail on Bracket
    • 0.024% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.024% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.024% fail on Floor
    • 0.024% fail on Seats
      • 0.024% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.096% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.024% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.12% fail on Steering gear (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.024% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.024% fail on Steering play
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Seat belts (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Prescribed areas (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (64% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
  • 0.24% fail on Identification of the vehicle (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plates (74% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.024% fail on Condition

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