MG ZT MOT Results

Registered in 2003
56.9% pass rate
from 1,334 tests in 2020
(10.0% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the MG ZT is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 10.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.075% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.9% fail on Suspension arm (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Springs
      • 3.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.075% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.82% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.075% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.52% fail on Wheel bearings (68% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.075% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.075% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (63% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 10% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.97% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.30% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (61% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt (sp) (60% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (46% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.90% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.90% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.67% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.67% fail on Lever
    • 0.52% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.45% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.075% fail on Pedal
    • 0.22% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.075% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.075% fail on Servos
    • 0.075% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (26% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.60% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.075% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.45% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.37% fail on Electrical wiring (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Horn
  • 7.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.90% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.52% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on System
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe
    • 0.67% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.67% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.67% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Joints (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.075% fail on Joints
    • 0.67% fail on Seats (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.37% fail on Chassis
      • 0.37% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.37% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
      • 0.075% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.075% fail on Door condition
      • 0.075% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.075% fail on Door condition
    • 0.30% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.30% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Panel
      • 0.075% fail on Other body component
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.075% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.075% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.075% fail on Undertray
  • 7.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Requirements
    • 0.22% fail on Airbags
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.075% fail on Size/type
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility (29% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers (35% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (44% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (43% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition (60% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (57% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (70% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.9% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.075% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.075% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.075% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.075% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.22% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.075% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.075% fail on Undertray
  • 4.3% fail on Steering
    • 3.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.075% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.45% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.45% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.30% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
      • 0.075% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.30% fail on Steering column (16 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering wheel (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.075% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.075% fail on Steering play
      • 0.075% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.67% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.60% fail on Attachment
    • 0.075% fail on Condition

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