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MG Midget MOT Results

73.4% pass rate
from 2,574 tests in 2020
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 Midget is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.19% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.2% fail on Horn
      • 0.62% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.078% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.70% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.19% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 0.078% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.039% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.8% fail on Brakes
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (35% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.078% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.97% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 0.93% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.93% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.97% fail on Parking brake control (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Lever (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.58% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.39% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.51% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.31% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.16% fail on Brake linings (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.12% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.078% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.039% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.12% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.078% fail on Clevis joint
        • 0.039% fail on Cable
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Valves
      • 0.039% fail on Servos
      • 0.039% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.039% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.039% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.19% fail on Rigid brake pipes (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.078% fail on Other components
      • 0.039% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.039% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.039% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.039% fail on Leaks
  • 6.6% fail on Suspension (19% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Springs (94% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Leaf springs (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Shackle pins and bushes (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Leaf spring (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
      • 0.70% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Coil springs (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.89% fail on Wheel bearings (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.078% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.51% fail on Axles
      • 0.23% fail on King pins
      • 0.16% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.078% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.039% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.43% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.27% fail on Shock absorbers (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Sub-frames (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.039% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.039% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.078% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.078% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (34% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Spark ignition (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.43% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.27% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.039% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on Pipe
      • 0.35% fail on Hose
      • 0.27% fail on System
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
      • 0.039% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.54% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.54% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.47% fail on Chassis (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Chassis condition (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.039% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.19% fail on Floor
    • 0.12% fail on Body
      • 0.078% fail on Other body component
      • 0.039% fail on Panel
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (77% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.078% fail on Door condition
        • 0.039% fail on Catch
    • 0.078% fail on Transmission (94% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.078% fail on Joints
  • 3.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.31% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Steering component (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.039% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.039% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.0% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.039% fail on Operation
    • 0.31% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.23% fail on Steering column
    • 0.12% fail on Steering play
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.70% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
      • 0.078% fail on Attachment
      • 0.039% fail on Requirements
  • 0.93% fail on Tyres (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.35% fail on Condition (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Size/type
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment
    • 0.078% fail on Condition
    • 0.039% fail on Hubs
  • 0.27% fail on Identification of the vehicle (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plates (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.039% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.039% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.039% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.039% fail on Anchorages
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