BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
78.9% pass rate
from 422 tests in 2020
(51% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp (89% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Position lamps (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Position lamp (85% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Direction indicators (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Flashing type (81% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 6.2% fail on Suspension (62% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Springs
      • 3.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.1% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.24% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.24% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
  • 5.2% fail on Brakes (57% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.7% fail on Brake performance (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.24% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.47% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (sp) (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.95% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.47% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.47% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.47% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.24% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.24% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.24% fail on Hand lever
  • 3.1% fail on Tyres (59% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (63% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Visibility (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.71% fail on Wipers (78% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.47% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.95% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.47% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.24% fail on Transmission
      • 0.24% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.24% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.24% fail on Seats
      • 0.24% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.71% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Airbags
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.24% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp

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