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MG MGC MOT Results

81.6% pass rate
from 434 tests in 2020
(35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
Number of tests by age
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the MG MGC is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.46% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.6% fail on Horn
      • 0.23% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 6.7% fail on Brakes
    • 5.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.92% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.92% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.46% fail on Pedal
    • 0.46% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.23% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.23% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.23% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.23% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.23% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.23% fail on Brake linings
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.23% fail on Wipers
  • 3.2% fail on Suspension (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.92% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.69% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.46% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (85% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Axles
      • 0.23% fail on King pins
    • 0.23% fail on Springs
      • 0.23% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.23% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
  • 2.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.46% fail on Pipe
      • 0.23% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.23% fail on System
    • 0.46% fail on Chassis
      • 0.46% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.46% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.46% fail on Transmission
      • 0.46% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.46% fail on Joints
    • 0.46% fail on Seats
      • 0.46% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.23% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.23% fail on Body
      • 0.23% fail on Other body component
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
  • 1.8% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.46% fail on Steering column
    • 0.23% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.23% fail on Steering play
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.23% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
  • 0.23% fail on Tyres
    • 0.23% fail on Tread depth
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