MG ZR MOT Results

Registered in 2005
52.2% pass rate
from 2,247 tests in 2017
(6.1% worse 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 ZR is unusually good or bad.

  • 32% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Position lamps (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Front lamps (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear lamps (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.089% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.045% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 4.8% fail on Battery (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Tell tale (18 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Switch (32 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.49% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.045% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.045% fail on Switch
    • 0.62% fail on Hazard warning (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Switch (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Lamp
    • 0.31% fail on Electrical wiring (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.089% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.045% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Suspension (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Front drive shafts (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Couplings
      • 0.13% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.3% fail on Front (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (87% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Component mounting (72% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Subframe mounting (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Condition
    • 0.98% fail on Anti-roll bars (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.89% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
    • 0.58% fail on Front suspension joints (54% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (96% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Location
    • 0.22% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.089% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.089% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.089% fail on Condition
    • 0.045% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Exhaust system (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Emissions (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Tank
      • 0.089% fail on System
      • 0.045% fail on Pipe
      • 0.045% fail on Cap
  • 11% fail on Tyres (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.1% fail on Condition (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Size/type (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Valve stem (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 9.6% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance (21% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front wheels (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear wheels (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Brake imbalance (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.045% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Parking brake (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Components (77% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Pipes (78% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Hoses (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Leaks
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
    • 0.27% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.18% fail on ABS (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.045% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 7.9% fail on Steering (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Steering system (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.045% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Operation
      • 0.18% fail on Rams (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.22% fail on Steering control (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering column (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.045% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.045% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.045% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 7.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (75% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.85% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.089% fail on Requirements
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.49% fail on Body condition
    • 0.49% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
      • 0.045% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.45% fail on Seats (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers
    • 0.18% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.18% fail on Chassis
    • 0.089% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.089% fail on Body security
    • 0.045% fail on Load security
      • 0.045% fail on Bootlid
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
    • 0.089% fail on Condition

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