BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 1990
87.9% pass rate
from 58 tests in 2017
(68% better than other 1990 cars)
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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 1.7% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
  • 3.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
  • 1.7% fail on Suspension
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints

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