BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
65.4% pass rate
from 162 tests in 2020
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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.62% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.62% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 8.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.62% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.62% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.62% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 8.0% fail on Suspension (52% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.5% fail on Springs
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.5% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.62% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.8% fail on Brakes (53% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.62% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.62% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.62% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.62% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.62% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.62% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.62% fail on Condition
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.62% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.62% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.62% fail on Airbags
      • 0.62% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.62% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.62% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.62% fail on Power steering
      • 0.62% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 1.9% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (83% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.62% fail on Seats
      • 0.62% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.62% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.62% fail on Attachment

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