BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 1995
67.8% pass rate
from 174 tests in 2017
(24% better than other 1995 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 6.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.6% fail on Components
        • 4.0% fail on Pipes
        • 0.57% fail on Hoses
      • 0.57% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.57% fail on Operation
      • 0.57% fail on Leaks
    • 3.4% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.57% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.57% fail on Hub components
      • 0.57% fail on Brake discs
  • 9.8% fail on Suspension (44% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.9% fail on Component mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.57% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.57% fail on Front
  • 9.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.6% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (64% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.57% fail on Front lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.57% fail on Battery
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.57% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.57% fail on Horn
  • 4.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.57% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Power steering
      • 1.7% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 1.1% fail on Steering system
      • 0.57% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.57% fail on Steering arm
  • 2.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis
    • 0.57% fail on Seats
      • 0.57% fail on Drivers
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.57% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate

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