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MG Midget MOT Results

71.1% pass rate
from 5,376 tests in 2017
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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp (25% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.22% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
      • 0.093% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.074% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.074% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.019% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.47% fail on All position lamps (85% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Horn (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on All direction indicators (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps (33% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
        • 0.019% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Battery
    • 0.86% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.65% fail on Lamp
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
      • 0.019% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp (88% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Fog lamp (87% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Tell tale (91% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Switch
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.037% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.019% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 9.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.6% fail on Front wheels (43% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.60% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.093% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (33% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Components (38% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Hoses
        • 0.61% fail on Pipes (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.019% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.54% fail on Leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Service brake control components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Anti-slip (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Condition
      • 0.019% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.019% fail on Linkage
    • 0.50% fail on Hub components (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.11% fail on Brake pads (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.074% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.037% fail on Brake discs (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.037% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
      • 0.037% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.15% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.056% fail on Pivot (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Cable
      • 0.019% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage
      • 0.019% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.074% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.019% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.019% fail on Components
        • 0.019% fail on Servos
  • 8.2% fail on Suspension (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.4% fail on Spring mounting (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Component mounting (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Subframe mounting (85% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.6% fail on Front (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rear (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Leaf springs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Shackle (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Anchor (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Other pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Anchor bracket
      • 0.037% fail on Shackle bracket
      • 0.019% fail on Spring eye
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.86% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Suspension arms (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment
      • 0.056% fail on Condition
    • 0.73% fail on Axles (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on King pins (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.019% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.52% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.037% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Front suspension joints (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.056% fail on Coil springs (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Condition (86% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Location
    • 0.037% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.037% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 0.037% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.037% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.019% fail on General condition
    • 0.019% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 0.019% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (22% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.074% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.8% fail on Emissions
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.56% fail on System
      • 0.47% fail on Pipe
      • 0.20% fail on Hose
      • 0.19% fail on Cap
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
    • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 3.1% fail on Steering system
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.22% fail on Free play
        • 0.22% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
        • 0.13% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.019% fail on Steering component
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Steering box
      • 0.019% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.71% fail on Steering control (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Steering column (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering shaft (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.019% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.11% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.84% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.037% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Body condition (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Vehicle structure (39% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Chassis (39% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Seats (50% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Drivers (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Passengers (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Doors (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.074% fail on Drivers
    • 0.20% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.056% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.019% fail on Body security
  • 1.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.056% fail on Requirements
  • 0.48% fail on Registration plates and VIN (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Hubs
    • 0.019% fail on Condition
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