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MG MGF MOT Results

71.4% pass rate
from 77 tests in 2017
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 MGF is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Horn
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Battery
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.3% fail on Lamp
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.2% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Hose (20 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pipe
      • 1.3% fail on System
    • 3.9% fail on Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system
  • 7.8% fail on Suspension
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (15 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.6% fail on Front
    • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.6% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 5.2% fail on Brakes
    • 3.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical components
      • 1.3% fail on Lever
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.3% fail on Operation
  • 5.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
  • 2.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Size/type
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition
  • 2.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
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  • MGF 1995
    Practical everyday roadster with a surprising amount of luggage space for a mid-engined car, decent handling, plenty of used ones around