BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 1994
75.7% pass rate
from 103 tests in 2020
(36% better than other 1994 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.9% fail on Horn
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.97% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.97% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.97% fail on Stop lamp
  • 9.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.97% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.97% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.97% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.97% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 7.8% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Washers
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
  • 7.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.97% fail on Chassis
      • 0.97% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.97% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.97% fail on Tank
    • 0.97% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.97% fail on Bracket
  • 6.8% fail on Suspension
    • 3.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (9 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.97% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.97% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.97% fail on Springs
      • 0.97% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.97% fail on Mounting
      • 0.97% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.97% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.97% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.97% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.97% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.97% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.97% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 4.9% fail on Brakes
    • 2.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.97% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.97% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.97% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.97% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.97% fail on Lever
    • 0.97% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.97% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.97% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.97% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.97% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.97% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.97% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.9% fail on Steering
    • 0.97% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.97% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.97% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.97% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.97% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.97% fail on Condition
    • 0.97% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.9% fail on Road Wheels (6 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)

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