BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
72.9% pass rate
from 451 tests in 2020
(43% better than other 2001 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp (72% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.89% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.67% fail on Horn
      • 0.22% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.67% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes (41% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (63% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 0.67% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.67% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (66% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.67% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.22% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.89% fail on Mechanical brake components (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.67% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.67% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.22% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 9.1% fail on Suspension (50% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (48% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.89% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.22% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.0% fail on Springs
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.89% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.89% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.44% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.44% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.44% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (89% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.22% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility (43% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (66% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (58% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 3.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.44% fail on Seat belts (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.22% fail on Requirements
    • 0.44% fail on Airbags (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Drivers airbag (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (71% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Spark ignition (66% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.67% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Emission control equipment (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Catalytic converter (12 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (79% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Exhaust system (77% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.89% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.22% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.22% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.22% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's seat
  • 2.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.89% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on Condition
  • 0.67% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.44% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Other components

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