BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
74.4% pass rate
from 1,687 tests in 2020
(46% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (51% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.059% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (48% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (78% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (57% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.77% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.77% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.71% fail on Position lamps (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Position lamp (79% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.36% fail on Horn
      • 0.12% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.059% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.41% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.059% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 0.059% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 7.3% fail on Suspension (60% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (47% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage ball joints (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.4% fail on Springs
      • 2.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.4% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (45% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.18% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.059% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.059% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.059% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.1% fail on Brakes (54% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.83% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.059% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance (66% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (72% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.059% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.059% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.059% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.059% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.059% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.059% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Brake linings and pads (66% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Brake pads (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake discs and drums (66% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Brake discs (66% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.89% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.41% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.36% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.12% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
    • 0.059% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.059% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.059% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.059% fail on Lever
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres (41% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (56% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Spark ignition (51% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (43% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested (76% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.059% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.059% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.059% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.24% fail on Fluid leaks (68% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Engine oil leaks (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.059% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.0% fail on Visibility (65% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (50% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (77% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.059% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.059% fail on View to rear
      • 0.059% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (79% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.77% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Tank
    • 0.77% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.12% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.12% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
      • 0.059% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.059% fail on Door condition
    • 0.059% fail on Chassis
      • 0.059% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.059% fail on Body
      • 0.059% fail on Panel
    • 0.059% fail on Floor
    • 0.059% fail on Undertray
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (46% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Airbags
      • 0.059% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.059% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.77% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.41% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.24% fail on Steering linkage components (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering
      • 0.059% fail on Operation
      • 0.059% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.59% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment

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