MG ZS Common Problems and Solutions
Head gasket failure
The cylinder head gasket on the ZS is prone to blowing. On the Rover K:Series engines, the head gasket is known for failing. If the head gasket blows, the car will overheat. There will also be a mixture of oil and water in the water reservoir and possibly a white creamy substance, when you open the oil filler cap. The video below, explains the Rover K:Series head gasket problems:
Replacing the cylinder head gasket will rectify the issue.
ABS warning light
Has the ABS warning light appeared on the dashboard? If so, the most likely cause is a cracked ABS reluctor ring. If this problem is left unattended for a long period of time, then it will cause damage to the ABS sensor on that same wheel, as the ring rubs against the sensor.
You will need to run a diagnostic check to correctly identify which wheel the cracked reluctor ring is on. Once identified, you will also need to check the sensor to see if that is also damaged. Replacing the ABS reluctor ring and if need be, the sensor, will fix the problem. We can help you to find your replacement ABS parts, at very low prices.
Have you noticed oil leaking from the four corners of the engine? It will most likely be dripping down the four corners. This is usually caused by a problem with the torque of the rocker cover.
Having the rocker cover re-torqued should resolve the issue.
Have you been having difficulty starting your ZS? One of the most common causes of starting problems on this car is a faulty crankshaft sensor.
You will need to replace the crankshaft sensor to sort this problem. We can help you to find a replacement crankshaft sensor, at a very low price.