MG ZR MOT Results

Registered in 2003
56.1% pass rate
from 1,525 tests in 2020
(7.7% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the MG ZR is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.066% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.1% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Battery(ies) (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (95% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (96% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Switch (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.52% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.13% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.066% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Transmission (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 10% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 10% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Flexible couplings (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Joints
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.72% fail on Seats (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.46% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Pipe
      • 0.13% fail on Tank
      • 0.066% fail on Hose
      • 0.066% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.066% fail on System
    • 0.39% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.39% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.39% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Panel
      • 0.20% fail on Other body component
    • 0.39% fail on Doors
      • 0.33% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.33% fail on Door condition
      • 0.066% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.066% fail on Door condition
    • 0.33% fail on Chassis
      • 0.33% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.26% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.066% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.066% fail on Bracket
    • 0.13% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.13% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.066% fail on Load security
      • 0.066% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.066% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.066% fail on Cabs
      • 0.066% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 12% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.066% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.066% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.066% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.066% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.066% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.066% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (44% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.066% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.066% fail on Lever
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.85% fail on Lever
    • 0.72% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.52% fail on Pedal
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.39% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Anti-lock braking system (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.26% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.13% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
    • 0.066% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.066% fail on Servos
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Spark ignition (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested (80% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Emission control equipment (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Catalytic converter (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.066% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.79% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.20% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.066% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.066% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.66% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.46% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.066% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 7.5% fail on Suspension (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.33% fail on Springs (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Coil spring (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.33% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.26% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.066% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.066% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.066% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 6.1% fail on Visibility (27% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.066% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (35% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.98% fail on Condition
      • 0.066% fail on Requirements
    • 0.92% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 3.0% fail on Steering (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.20% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.066% fail on Operation
      • 0.066% fail on Rams
    • 0.13% fail on Steering gear (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.066% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.59% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
  • 0.066% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.066% fail on Speedometer

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