BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
67.4% pass rate
from 476 tests in 2017
(34% 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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (34% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators (80% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (80% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.63% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (30 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Headlamp levelling device (51 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (13 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Headlamp levelling device (39 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.84% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.42% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.21% fail on Battery
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.21% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.21% fail on Lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Horn
  • 11% fail on Suspension (51% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.42% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.63% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.42% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.21% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.21% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.21% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.21% fail on General condition
    • 0.21% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.21% fail on Front
    • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.21% fail on Component mounting
  • 11% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.6% fail on Components
        • 3.8% fail on Pipes
        • 1.3% fail on Hoses
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Leaks
    • 4.6% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 0.84% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (114 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (50% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (50% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe
    • 0.84% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.63% fail on Seat belts (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Prescribed areas (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements
  • 1.9% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering system (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Track rod end (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Free play
        • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.42% fail on Power steering
      • 0.42% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.84% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (74% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
    • 0.21% fail on Load security
      • 0.21% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Condition

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