MG ZS MOT Results

Registered in 2003
48.0% pass rate
from 1,168 tests in 2017
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.

  • 28% fail on Brakes (71% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 22% fail on Brake performance (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 16% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Rear wheels (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Front wheels (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake imbalance (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.086% fail on Brake operation
    • 8.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 7.4% fail on Components
        • 6.7% fail on Pipes (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Hoses
        • 0.086% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.43% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Leaks
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.17% fail on Brake back plates (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.94% fail on ABS
    • 0.94% fail on Restricted movement (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.51% fail on Pedal
        • 0.43% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.086% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.086% fail on Lever
      • 0.086% fail on Cable
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.086% fail on Operation
      • 0.086% fail on Components
        • 0.086% fail on Servos
  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Front lamps (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (40% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.086% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.1% fail on Battery (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.7% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.26% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.086% fail on Switch
    • 0.94% fail on Direction indicators (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Flashing type (66% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.34% fail on Individual lamps (80% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.68% fail on Horn
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.17% fail on Lamp
      • 0.086% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.086% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 13% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 13% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 13% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Couplings
      • 0.17% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts
    • 6.8% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Subframe mounting (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment
    • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.86% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment
    • 0.60% fail on Anti-roll bars (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.43% fail on Wheel bearings (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Front
      • 0.086% fail on Rear
    • 0.26% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 9.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.68% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
    • 0.086% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Emissions
    • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Cap
      • 0.17% fail on System
      • 0.086% fail on Tank
      • 0.086% fail on Pipe
  • 4.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers front
    • 1.5% fail on Body condition
    • 0.68% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.68% fail on Chassis
    • 0.60% fail on Seats
      • 0.51% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Passengers
    • 0.086% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.086% fail on Body security
  • 4.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.86% fail on Seat belts (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Requirements
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment
  • 2.9% fail on Steering (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Steering system (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.51% fail on Power steering
      • 0.26% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
      • 0.086% fail on Operation
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment

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