BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
71.9% pass rate
from 320 tests in 2017
(39% better than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (44% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.31% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.63% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (62% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (70% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (64% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.63% fail on Lamp
      • 0.31% fail on Switch
      • 0.31% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.63% fail on Horn
    • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.31% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Suspension (42% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Location
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.63% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Component mounting (64% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on General condition
    • 0.31% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.31% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.31% fail on Rear
    • 0.31% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
  • 10% fail on Brakes (38% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.4% fail on Components
        • 3.8% fail on Pipes
        • 0.94% fail on Hoses
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance (85% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.8% fail on ABS
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.31% fail on Components
        • 0.31% fail on Servos
    • 0.31% fail on Restricted movement
  • 7.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.9% fail on Emissions
    • 0.94% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering system
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.63% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.94% fail on Power steering
      • 0.63% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.31% fail on Other components
    • 0.31% fail on Steering control
      • 0.31% fail on Steering column
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (53% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 2.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (56% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 2.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.63% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (87% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Body condition
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment

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