BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
72.4% pass rate
from 1,745 tests in 2017
(42% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (33% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (24 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Headlamp levelling device (43 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Headlamp levelling device (20 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (66% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Direction indicators (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Flashing type (69% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on Individual lamps (94% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Position lamps (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Front lamps (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Rear lamps (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Horn
    • 0.29% fail on Stop lamp (95% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
      • 0.057% fail on Lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Fog lamp (91% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Battery
    • 0.057% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 10% fail on Suspension (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.057% fail on Location
    • 3.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (34% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.057% fail on Presence
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Condition
      • 0.057% fail on Attachment
    • 0.69% fail on Front suspension joints (52% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Rear
    • 0.17% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.057% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.057% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.057% fail on Axles
      • 0.057% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.057% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.057% fail on Condition
  • 7.7% fail on Brakes (49% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.0% fail on Components
        • 3.3% fail on Pipes
        • 0.80% fail on Hoses
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.23% fail on Leaks
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear wheels (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.34% fail on Front wheels (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Hub components (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake pads (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake discs (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.057% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.69% fail on ABS
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Restricted movement
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (18 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (45% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions
    • 0.92% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.69% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on System
    • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (68% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (66% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.97% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.23% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.92% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Steering system (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.057% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering
      • 0.057% fail on Operation
      • 0.057% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.057% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
  • 0.34% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Body condition (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.057% fail on Drivers
      • 0.057% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.057% fail on Seats
      • 0.057% fail on Drivers

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