MG ZT MOT Results

Registered in 2004
56.1% pass rate
from 1,722 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 ZT is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 7.8% fail on Suspension arms (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 3.3% fail on Suspension arm (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Pins and bushes (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (90% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Springs
      • 3.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.12% fail on Mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.81% fail on Wheel bearings (49% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.058% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.23% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.058% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.058% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 17% fail on Brakes (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Brake performance (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (66% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (71% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.058% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.058% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.58% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.99% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.99% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.87% fail on Brake linings and pads (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Brake pads (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.058% fail on Cable
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake control (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Lever (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.93% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.81% fail on Hand lever (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.058% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.058% fail on Servos
    • 0.058% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.058% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.058% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.058% fail on Other components
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.64% fail on Headlamp levelling device (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.70% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.058% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.058% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Horn
      • 0.12% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.12% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 8.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
      • 0.41% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.17% fail on Airbags
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 7.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.35% fail on Hose (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on System
      • 0.17% fail on Tank
      • 0.17% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.058% fail on Pipe
    • 0.58% fail on Transmission (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Joints (87% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.058% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.058% fail on Joints
    • 0.52% fail on Seats
      • 0.41% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.46% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
      • 0.17% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
    • 0.23% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.23% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.23% fail on Chassis
      • 0.23% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.058% fail on Bracket
    • 0.17% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Panel
      • 0.058% fail on Other body component
    • 0.12% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.058% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.058% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.12% fail on Undertray
    • 0.058% fail on Towbar
      • 0.058% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.058% fail on Cabs
      • 0.058% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (35% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Spark ignition (47% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (54% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (46% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.058% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.058% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.058% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.058% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.46% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.058% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.058% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.058% fail on Undertray
  • 5.1% fail on Steering
    • 4.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.058% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.29% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.29% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
      • 0.058% fail on Operation
    • 0.17% fail on Steering wheel (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering column (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility (40% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (49% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.058% fail on View to rear
      • 0.058% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.75% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.75% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.58% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.058% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.058% fail on Anchorages

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