BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
87.0% pass rate
from 802 tests in 2020
(57% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (61% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Headlamp (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.87% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.87% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.87% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.25% fail on Position lamps (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Position lamp (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.12% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.12% fail on Horn
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres (39% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (57% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition (99% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 1.00% fail on Brakes (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.50% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.25% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.37% fail on Brake performance (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (80% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.12% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.12% fail on Brake discs
  • 0.87% fail on Visibility (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Washers (62% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.50% fail on Suspension (94% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Suspension arms (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.12% fail on Springs
      • 0.12% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.12% fail on Coil spring
  • 0.25% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.12% fail on Steering
    • 0.12% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.12% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
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