MG MGTF MOT Results

Registered in 2005
65.9% pass rate
from 1,705 tests in 2020
(25% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MGTF is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (17% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Suspension arms (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Suspension arm (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.88% fail on Pins and bushes (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.0% fail on Sub-frames (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Sub-frame (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (77 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings (55% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.94% fail on Other suspension component (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Other suspension component (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.059% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Anti-roll bars (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.059% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.059% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage
    • 0.23% fail on Springs (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Coil spring (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.059% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.059% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.059% fail on Axles
      • 0.059% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Switch (23 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.59% fail on Position lamps (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Position lamp (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.059% fail on Switch
  • 9.8% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (75% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.00% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.94% fail on Brake linings and pads (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Brake pads (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.12% fail on Clevis joint (194 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Rigid brake pipes (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.12% fail on Lever
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-lock braking system (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.059% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.059% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.059% fail on View to rear
      • 0.059% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.6% fail on Steering (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Steering linkage components (72% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Track rod end (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.059% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.059% fail on Steering column
    • 0.059% fail on Steering play
      • 0.059% fail on Steering rack
  • 5.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.88% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.12% fail on Compression ignition (93% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.059% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (64% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (59% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Integral vehicle structure (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame condition (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Chassis
      • 0.41% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.35% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.059% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.059% fail on Panel
      • 0.059% fail on Other body component
    • 0.059% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.059% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.059% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.059% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.059% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.35% fail on Seat belts (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.059% fail on Condition

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