MG Midget MOT Results

Registered in 1980
67.8% pass rate
from 273 tests in 2020
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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Switch
    • 3.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.3% fail on Horn
      • 0.37% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.37% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.37% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (62% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (73% worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 11% fail on Spark ignition (79% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 11% fail on Non catalyst emissions (92% worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.37% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.37% fail on Other leaks
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt
          • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.73% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt
          • 0.73% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 1980 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.5% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.1% fail on Lever
    • 0.73% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.37% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.37% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.37% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.37% fail on Cable
    • 0.37% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 9.2% fail on Visibility
    • 8.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.37% fail on View to rear
      • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.7% fail on Suspension
    • 1.8% fail on Springs
      • 1.1% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.73% fail on Leaf spring (9 times worse than other 1980 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Shackle pins and bushes
      • 0.37% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.37% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.37% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.73% fail on Axles
      • 0.73% fail on King pins (12 times worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.37% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.37% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.37% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.37% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.37% fail on Other suspension component
  • 6.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system (150% worse than other 1980 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.73% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.37% fail on Tank
      • 0.37% fail on Hose
    • 0.37% fail on Chassis
      • 0.37% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.37% fail on Doors
      • 0.37% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.37% fail on Door condition
    • 0.37% fail on Floor
    • 0.37% fail on Seats
      • 0.37% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.37% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 5.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.73% fail on Other components
        • 0.37% fail on Steering component
        • 0.37% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.73% fail on Steering play
      • 0.73% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.37% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.37% fail on Steering column
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
  • 0.73% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.73% fail on Tyres
    • 0.73% fail on Tread depth

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