MG MGTF MOT Results

Registered in 2004
66.0% pass rate
from 3,099 tests in 2020
(25% 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.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Suspension arms (25% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Suspension arm (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint (5.1% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (66 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Sub-frame (91% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Other suspension component (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Ball joint dust cover (7.6% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.48% fail on Anti-roll bars (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Linkage ball joints (96% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 12% fail on Brakes (14% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Brake performance (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (0.97% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (0.40% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (0.62% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance (18% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (29% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake imbalance (9.7% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested (8.6% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (12% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (50% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (20% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Linkage (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Relay lever (38 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Cable
        • 0.032% fail on Lever
    • 0.94% fail on Rigid brake pipes (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic systems (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid (74% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Reservoirs (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Servos
      • 0.032% fail on Valves
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Hand lever (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Pedal (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (93% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Anti-lock braking system (91% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Parking brake control (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Lever (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.032% fail on Leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Servos
    • 0.032% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.032% fail on Operation
    • 0.032% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 8.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Electrical equipment (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Horn (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Battery(ies) (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (56% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (56% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Individual direction indicators (45% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (12% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (12% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Rear fog lamp (22% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Headlamp (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.13% fail on Position lamps (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Position lamp (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (95% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.032% fail on Switch
  • 7.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (4.1% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (0.61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Spark ignition (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (62% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (30% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested (62% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Non catalyst emissions (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.032% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.26% fail on Compression ignition (81% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (19% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.097% fail on Catalytic converter (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.032% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.26% fail on Fluid leaks (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Engine oil leaks (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 7.1% fail on Visibility (10% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Washers (24% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers (18% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Driver's view (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on View to rear (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Mirrors (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.0% fail on Steering (12% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Steering linkage components (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end (19% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Ball joint (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.032% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.032% fail on Other components
        • 0.032% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.19% fail on Steering gear (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Power steering
      • 0.032% fail on Other components
    • 0.032% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.032% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 3.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Doors (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Front passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Other passenger's door (73% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Door condition (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Integral vehicle structure (8.1% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (4.5% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.032% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.32% fail on Chassis (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Chassis condition (23% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Transmission (95% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Joints (95% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Bumpers (69% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Engine mounting (28% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Engine mounting condition (8.8% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Body
      • 0.032% fail on Body condition
    • 0.032% fail on Floor
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (41% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (16% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Seat belts (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Prescribed areas (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Airbags
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle (63% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates (63% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2004 cars)

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