BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
63.6% pass rate
from 225 tests in 2017
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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.44% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.89% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.89% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.89% fail on Horn
    • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.44% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.44% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 5.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.4% fail on Components
        • 3.1% fail on Pipes
        • 1.3% fail on Hoses
      • 0.89% fail on Leaks
    • 4.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.89% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.2% fail on ABS
    • 1.3% fail on Restricted movement (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Hub components
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
  • 9.8% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.44% fail on Attachment
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
      • 0.44% fail on Location
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Component mounting (75% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.44% fail on Attachment
    • 0.44% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.44% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.44% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.44% fail on Couplings
  • 8.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.6% fail on Emissions
    • 0.44% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on Cap
  • 7.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.9% fail on Washers
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.44% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.44% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.44% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.89% fail on Power steering
      • 0.89% fail on Other components
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.8% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (73% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Requirements
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.89% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (84% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Body condition
    • 0.44% fail on Doors
      • 0.44% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.44% fail on Attachment

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