BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
84.6% pass rate
from 1,359 tests in 2017
(58% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.074% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Position lamps (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front lamps (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.52% fail on Headlamps (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.074% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.074% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.074% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.22% fail on Stop lamp (94% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plate lamp (97% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.074% fail on Horn
    • 0.074% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Brake performance (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Rear wheels (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.074% fail on Front wheels
    • 0.66% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Components (75% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Hoses
        • 0.074% fail on Pipes
      • 0.074% fail on Leaks
    • 0.59% fail on Hub components (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake pads (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on ABS
    • 0.37% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
    • 0.074% fail on Restricted movement
  • 1.8% fail on Suspension (87% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Suspension arms (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Anti-roll bars (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (97% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.074% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.074% fail on Rear
    • 0.074% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 1.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Emissions
    • 0.88% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Cap
    • 0.074% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Washers (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Wipers (93% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.96% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.96% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.37% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.37% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.37% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.29% fail on Steering (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering system (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.074% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.074% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.074% fail on Power steering
      • 0.074% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.074% fail on Condition
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