BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
66.0% pass rate
from 265 tests in 2017
(25% better than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.38% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.75% fail on Side repeaters
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.38% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.75% fail on Lamp
      • 0.38% fail on Switch
      • 0.38% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate lamp (85% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Horn
    • 0.38% fail on Battery
  • 11% fail on Suspension (45% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment
    • 3.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.4% fail on Condition
      • 0.38% fail on Location
    • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (71% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Component mounting (71% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.75% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.38% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.38% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.38% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 4.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.2% fail on Components
        • 3.8% fail on Pipes
        • 0.75% fail on Hoses
        • 0.38% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.38% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.6% fail on ABS
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.75% fail on Rear wheels (79% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.38% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Restricted movement
  • 7.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.2% fail on Emissions
    • 0.75% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.38% fail on Pipe
    • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.75% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.9% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.38% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
  • 2.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.75% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.38% fail on Other components
        • 0.38% fail on Steering component
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering
      • 0.38% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.75% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (85% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.38% fail on Load security
      • 0.38% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.75% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate

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