MG ZR MOT Results

Registered in 2005
53.4% pass rate
from 1,334 tests in 2020
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 ZR is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Position lamps (75% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Position lamp (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.075% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Switch (34 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Electrical equipment (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Battery(ies) (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (42% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.075% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.67% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (17 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (26 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Hazard warning (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.22% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.22% fail on Joints
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.82% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Panel (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
      • 0.075% fail on Body condition
      • 0.075% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.60% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.52% fail on Doors
      • 0.37% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.37% fail on Door condition
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
      • 0.075% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.075% fail on Door condition
    • 0.30% fail on Chassis
      • 0.30% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
      • 0.075% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.15% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.075% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.075% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.075% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.075% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.075% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.075% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.075% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.60% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.52% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Emission control equipment (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Catalytic converter (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (33 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.075% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.37% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.37% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 9.8% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (54% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.15% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.075% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance (65% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (64% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs and drums (73% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Brake discs (72% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.75% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.45% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal
    • 0.67% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.67% fail on Lever
    • 0.67% fail on Rigid brake pipes (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.30% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.075% fail on Valves
    • 0.22% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.075% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-lock braking system (86% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.45% fail on View to rear
      • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.3% fail on Suspension (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.90% fail on Sub-frames (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.75% fail on Anti-roll bars (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.075% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage
    • 0.45% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Other suspension component (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.37% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.22% fail on Axles
      • 0.22% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.52% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Steering (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Steering linkage components (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Track rod end (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.75% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.67% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.075% fail on Operation
    • 0.67% fail on Power steering
      • 0.37% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.075% fail on Operation
      • 0.075% fail on Rams
    • 0.075% fail on Steering wheel
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.60% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
      • 0.075% fail on Attachment
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment
    • 0.075% fail on Condition
  • 0.30% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.075% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.075% fail on Speedometer

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