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MG ZR Common Problems and Solutions

Rear suspension problems

Problem:

Can you hear a banging noise coming from the rear suspension as you drive over speed bumps, or poorly surfaced roads? If so, this is most likely caused by a fault with the rear trailing arm.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to replace the rear trailing arm to fix the issue.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Trailing Arm

Part required

Trailing Arm

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Electric window problems

Problem:

If you find that the electric windows on your ZR are sticking, it is caused by an issue with the rubbers not being lubricated enough. Another known issue with the windows on this car, is for the window to fall down and not go back up again. This problem is caused by faulty plastic clips inside the door.

Models affected:

Solution:

For the window sticking issue, you can apply some WD40 to the rubbers, in order to sort the problem. For the issue with the window falling, you will need to replace the plastic clips inside the door.

Difficulty level

3

Gearbox problems

Problem:

Can you hear a whining noise coming from the gear lever when driving? Does this noise go away when you put your foot on the clutch? If the answer is yes to both of these questions, then you have a problem with the gearbox release bearings failing.

Models affected:

Solution:

Fitting replacement release bearings will solve the problem.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Clutch Release Bearing

Part required

Clutch Release Bearing

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Starting problems

Problem:

The coil pack is known for failing on the ZR. If this part fails, it could lead to problems starting and/or issues with the engine misfiring, causing irregular engine idling.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to fit a replacement coil pack to fix the problem. Watch the video below for an idea on how to change a coil pack:

Difficulty level

2

Part you need

Coil Pack

Part required

Coil Pack

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Door lock problems

Problem:

Are you having difficulty locking any of the doors on your ZR? If so, the locks are known for failing. This seems to be a particular problem on the drivers door.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to replace the faulty lock to resolve the issue. We can help you to find a replacement lock, at a very low price.

Difficulty level

3

Reading these common MG ZR problems should help you find out what is wrong with your MG ZR – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your MG ZR does have one of these issues.