MG MGTF MOT Results

Registered in 2004
63.6% pass rate
from 3,845 tests in 2020
(23% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MGTF is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Suspension (21% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Suspension arms (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Suspension arm (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (43% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Sub-frames (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (77 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Sub-frame (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.026% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.70% fail on Shock absorbers (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.052% fail on Pins and bushes (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Linkage ball joints (97% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage
    • 0.16% fail on Springs (96% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Coil spring (96% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.052% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.026% fail on Axles
      • 0.026% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.026% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.026% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Other components
  • 11% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.62% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (55% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.052% fail on Cable
        • 0.052% fail on Clevis joint (33 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Lever
        • 0.026% fail on Linkage
        • 0.026% fail on Pivot
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (70% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.16% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-lock braking system (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.13% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake control (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Lever (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pedal
      • 0.052% fail on Hand lever (83% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.026% fail on Other components
  • 9.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Electrical equipment (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Battery(ies) (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (36% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.96% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.34% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Position lamps (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Position lamp (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.75% fail on Headlamps (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (91% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.078% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.2% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers (24% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.078% fail on View to rear (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Mirrors (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.026% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.026% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (15% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (15% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.94% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.026% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.026% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.26% fail on Compression ignition (85% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.052% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.052% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.026% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.39% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.31% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.078% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.026% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.026% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.6% fail on Steering
    • 4.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.3% fail on Track rod end (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.026% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.13% fail on Steering gear (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Power steering
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
    • 0.026% fail on Steering play
      • 0.026% fail on Steering rack
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres (45% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (63% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Size/type
  • 3.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (62% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Doors
      • 0.47% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
    • 0.44% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.34% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.13% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.36% fail on Chassis
      • 0.36% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.23% fail on Transmission (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Joints (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.026% fail on Joints
    • 0.078% fail on Body (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.026% fail on Panel
      • 0.026% fail on Other body component
    • 0.052% fail on Fuel system (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pipe
      • 0.026% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.052% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.052% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.026% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.026% fail on Bracket
    • 0.026% fail on Floor
    • 0.026% fail on Cabs
      • 0.026% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (48% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (36% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Seat belts (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 0.026% fail on Airbags
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.21% fail on Identification of the vehicle (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plates (72% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Condition

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