MG ZS MOT Results

Registered in 2003
53.7% pass rate
from 743 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the MG ZS is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Brakes (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 19% fail on Brake performance (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 12% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Rbt (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 6.2% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.54% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.40% fail on Lever
    • 0.40% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.40% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.27% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.13% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.13% fail on Servos
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (89% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.13% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Joints
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust system (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors
      • 0.67% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.67% fail on Door condition
      • 0.54% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.54% fail on Door condition
      • 0.27% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
        • 0.13% fail on Catch
    • 0.81% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.40% fail on Pipe
      • 0.27% fail on Hose (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Tank
    • 0.67% fail on Seats
      • 0.54% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.13% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.40% fail on Floor (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Cabs
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (22% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.67% fail on Horn
      • 0.54% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.94% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.94% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.94% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.81% fail on Direction indicators (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Flashing type (67% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.27% fail on Individual direction indicators (83% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 9.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Springs (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (58% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.81% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.67% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on View to rear
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 5.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (34% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.94% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.27% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.13% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.13% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.13% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.40% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.40% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.40% fail on Requirements (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Airbags
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.67% fail on Locking devices (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.67% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
    • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.13% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.13% fail on Steering play
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.81% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.81% fail on Registration plates

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