BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
73.3% pass rate
from 1,163 tests in 2017
(41% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (54% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (45 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Headlamp levelling device (77 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.77% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Headlamp levelling device (67 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear lamps (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (61% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.26% fail on Individual lamps (87% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.26% fail on Stop lamp (95% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Horn
    • 0.086% fail on Battery
    • 0.086% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.086% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.086% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.086% fail on Switch
  • 9.9% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.8% fail on Condition
      • 0.086% fail on Location
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
      • 0.086% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Condition
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment
    • 0.52% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.086% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.086% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.086% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.086% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.086% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.086% fail on Condition
    • 0.086% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.086% fail on Front
    • 0.086% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.086% fail on Condition
  • 6.5% fail on Brakes (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.9% fail on Components
        • 2.7% fail on Pipes
        • 0.34% fail on Hoses
        • 0.086% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.52% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.086% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.77% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Hub components (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake pads (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake back plates (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.43% fail on ABS
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres (42% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.086% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (54% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (64% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.77% fail on Cap (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Pipe
    • 0.60% fail on Emissions (71% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.086% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.86% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.60% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Condition
  • 0.60% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Steering system (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.086% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.086% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.60% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plate

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