BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
81.2% pass rate
from 409 tests in 2017
(55% 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.

  • 9.8% fail on Suspension (41% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 6.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.49% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.73% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.73% fail on Condition
    • 0.49% fail on Suspension arms (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 6.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.98% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (21 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Headlamp levelling device (41 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.98% fail on Registration plate lamp (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Position lamps (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front lamps (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.24% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.24% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.24% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.24% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.24% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.24% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Horn
  • 5.1% fail on Brakes (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.2% fail on Components
        • 1.7% fail on Pipes
        • 0.49% fail on Hoses
      • 0.24% fail on Leaks
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.73% fail on Rear wheels (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.49% fail on Parking brake performance (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components
      • 0.73% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
  • 0.98% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Exhaust system (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.49% fail on Cap
    • 0.24% fail on Emissions
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
  • 0.49% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.24% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.24% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.24% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp

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