MG ZS MOT Results

Registered in 2004
49.7% pass rate
from 1,362 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the MG ZS is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.5% fail on Headlamp aim (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.073% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.073% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.8% fail on Battery (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.37% fail on Tell tale (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Direction indicators (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Flashing type (76% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.29% fail on Individual lamps (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
      • 0.073% fail on Lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 12% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 12% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 12% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Couplings
      • 0.37% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Component mounting (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Subframe mounting (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.59% fail on Front
      • 0.51% fail on Rear
    • 0.88% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
      • 0.073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.59% fail on Front suspension joints (59% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.073% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 20% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (91% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Parking brake performance (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Rear wheels (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Front wheels (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake imbalance (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.15% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.4% fail on Components
        • 4.0% fail on Pipes
        • 0.29% fail on Hoses (72% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
    • 4.5% fail on Hub components
      • 3.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.073% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.88% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.88% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on ABS
    • 0.44% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.44% fail on Pedal
        • 0.22% fail on Condition
        • 0.22% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.44% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.073% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.073% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.073% fail on Cable
  • 9.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Exhaust system (99% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.22% fail on Cap
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe
      • 0.073% fail on System
  • 9.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.073% fail on Size/type
  • 7.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.88% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (65% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.73% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.37% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas (83% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Passengers other (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition
    • 0.51% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.51% fail on Chassis
    • 0.29% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers
    • 0.073% fail on Engine mountings
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Power steering
      • 0.073% fail on Pump
  • 0.73% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment
    • 0.073% fail on Condition

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