BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
83.4% pass rate
from 769 tests in 2017
(49% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.39% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.91% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.13% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.91% fail on Position lamps (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Front lamps (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.91% fail on Headlamps (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.13% fail on Stop lamp
  • 2.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on Wipers (91% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.1% fail on Brakes (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on ABS
    • 0.52% fail on Electronic stability system (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Hub components (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake pads (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.39% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.39% fail on Components
        • 0.39% fail on Hoses
    • 0.39% fail on Brake performance (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Rear wheels (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Suspension (95% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Suspension arms (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.52% fail on Attachment
  • 0.39% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Emissions
  • 0.26% fail on Steering
    • 0.26% fail on Steering system
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end
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  • BMW M3 (2007 - 2013)
    Stormingly fast performance. Superb V8 engine sound. High quality interior. Great feelgood factor, yet still docile at low speeds. Available as coupe, convertible or saloon.

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