MG Midget MOT Results

Registered in 1980
68.6% pass rate
from 258 tests in 2017
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 1980 cars and highlighted areas where the MG Midget is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.78% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.78% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.39% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.1% fail on Horn
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.39% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.39% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.6% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.6% fail on Lamp
    • 0.39% fail on Battery
    • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.1% fail on Emissions
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.78% fail on System
      • 0.39% fail on Pipe
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 3.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.1% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.6% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.3% fail on Front
    • 1.9% fail on Leaf springs (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Shackle
        • 0.78% fail on Anchor (8 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Axles
      • 1.2% fail on King pins (4 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.39% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.39% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.39% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage condition
  • 9.7% fail on Brakes
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.6% fail on Components
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.39% fail on Pipes
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.2% fail on Pedal
        • 1.2% fail on Anti-slip (3 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.39% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 8.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.0% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.78% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 4.3% fail on Steering system
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.78% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.39% fail on Free play
        • 0.39% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.39% fail on Other components
        • 0.39% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.78% fail on Steering control
      • 0.39% fail on Steering column
      • 0.39% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.39% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.78% fail on Body condition
    • 0.39% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
  • 0.39% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate

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