MG ZS MOT Results

Registered in 2004
54.2% pass rate
from 948 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the MG ZS is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Transmission (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 10% fail on Drive shafts (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 10% fail on Joints (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Flexible couplings (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.11% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.63% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Doors (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Catch
      • 0.32% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
        • 0.11% fail on Catch
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.42% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Tank
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.11% fail on System
    • 0.74% fail on Bumpers (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Seats
      • 0.42% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.42% fail on Floor (15 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Body
      • 0.21% fail on Other body component
      • 0.11% fail on Panel
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment (93% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Battery(ies) (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Horn
      • 0.21% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Direction indicators (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Flashing type (85% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.21% fail on Individual direction indicators (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance (61% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (65% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.42% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.84% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.53% fail on Pedal
      • 0.32% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.42% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.21% fail on Lever
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid
  • 14% fail on Suspension (22% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.74% fail on Pins and bushes (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.9% fail on Springs (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Coil springs (51% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.63% fail on Anti-roll bars (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.42% fail on Wheel bearings (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
  • 7.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.21% fail on Emission control equipment (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Catalytic converter (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.84% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.32% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.21% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.63% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Transmission oil leaks (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
  • 6.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.53% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.53% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.11% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.84% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.63% fail on Attachment

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