BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 1995
71.3% pass rate
from 202 tests in 2020
(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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamps (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.99% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.99% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.99% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.99% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.99% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 5.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.99% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.50% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.99% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt
          • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.50% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.50% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.50% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.50% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.50% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.50% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.50% fail on Brake pads
  • 9.4% fail on Suspension
    • 3.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 3.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (8 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.50% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.50% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.99% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.99% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Springs
      • 0.50% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.50% fail on Mounting
  • 9.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 8.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.50% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.50% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Size/type (7 times worse than other 1995 cars)
  • 5.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.5% fail on Floor (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.99% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.99% fail on Chassis
      • 0.99% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.99% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.99% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.50% fail on Tank
      • 0.50% fail on Pipe
    • 0.50% fail on Body
      • 0.50% fail on Other body component
    • 0.50% fail on Doors
      • 0.50% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.50% fail on Door condition
    • 0.50% fail on Undertray
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.50% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.99% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.99% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.50% fail on Airbags
      • 0.50% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.5% fail on Steering
    • 0.99% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.99% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.99% fail on Power steering
      • 0.50% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.50% fail on Other components
    • 0.50% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.50% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.99% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.50% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Attachment

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