BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
89.7% pass rate
from 643 tests in 2020
(32% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (62% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.62% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.47% fail on Electrical equipment (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Horn (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.16% fail on Stop lamp
  • 1.4% fail on Suspension
    • 0.78% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover (14 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.31% fail on Springs
      • 0.31% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.31% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Visibility (72% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Washers
    • 0.16% fail on Wipers
  • 0.78% fail on Brakes (71% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.16% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.16% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.16% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.16% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 0.31% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.16% fail on Transmission
      • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.16% fail on Joints
    • 0.16% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
  • 0.31% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.16% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.16% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.16% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.16% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
  • 0.16% fail on Steering
    • 0.16% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
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