BMW 3-Series M3 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
88.3% pass rate
from 875 tests in 2020
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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series M3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (97% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.11% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle (11 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plates (11 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (51% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.34% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.11% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.11% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
  • 1.0% fail on Visibility (64% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Washers
    • 0.34% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Wipers
  • 0.91% fail on Suspension
    • 0.46% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.34% fail on Springs
      • 0.34% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.34% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 0.69% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.57% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.57% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.34% fail on Catalyst emissions (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.11% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.11% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.23% fail on Brakes (89% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.11% fail on Lever
    • 0.11% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp)
  • 0.23% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
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