BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 1987
80.0% pass rate
from 50 tests in 2020
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 1987 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 8.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 4.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 6.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 6.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.0% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 2.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.0% fail on Horn
  • 8.0% fail on Visibility
    • 8.0% fail on Washers
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 4.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 4.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 4.0% fail on Suspension
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 2.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 2.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 2.0% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.0% fail on Attachment
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Condition

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