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MG MGC MOT Results

82.1% pass rate
from 884 tests in 2017
(39% 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.

  • 8.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (50% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.23% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.68% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 1.0% fail on Position lamps (72% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Front lamps (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Rear lamps (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Battery
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Lamp
  • 7.9% fail on Brakes (32% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.79% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.68% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Components (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Pipes
        • 0.45% fail on Hoses
        • 0.11% fail on Servos
      • 0.11% fail on Leaks
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
        • 0.23% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.11% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.11% fail on Leaks
    • 0.23% fail on Hub components
      • 0.11% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.11% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.11% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.11% fail on Cable
  • 4.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
  • 4.0% fail on Suspension (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Front
    • 0.79% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Component mounting (75% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.68% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.57% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.11% fail on General condition
    • 0.11% fail on Leaf springs
      • 0.11% fail on Securing bolts
    • 0.11% fail on Axles
      • 0.11% fail on King pins
    • 0.11% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 2.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.4% fail on Steering system
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.23% fail on Steering control
      • 0.23% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.23% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.11% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.79% fail on System
      • 0.45% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Hose
    • 0.90% fail on Exhaust system (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Emissions (91% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.79% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.34% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.68% fail on Attachment
  • 0.45% fail on Tyres (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Condition (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.34% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Seat belts (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
  • 0.23% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
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