BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
65.1% pass rate
from 146 tests in 2017
(28% better than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.6% fail on Headlamps (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Headlamp (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.68% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.68% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.68% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.68% fail on Battery
    • 0.68% fail on Horn
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 5.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.8% fail on Components
        • 4.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.68% fail on Hoses
      • 0.68% fail on Leaks
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.4% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.68% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.1% fail on ABS
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
  • 8.9% fail on Suspension (59% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.68% fail on Rear
    • 0.68% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
  • 8.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.8% fail on Emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.68% fail on Exhaust system
  • 6.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.68% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.68% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering
      • 1.4% fail on Pipes and hoses (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 3.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.68% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.68% fail on Body condition
  • 0.68% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate

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