BMW 3-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1982
71.8% pass rate
from 78 tests in 2017
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 1982 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 1.3% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 6.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.3% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.6% fail on Battery
    • 2.6% fail on Hazard warning
      • 2.6% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.3% fail on Horn
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 5.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.6% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.6% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.6% fail on Front
      • 1.3% fail on Rear
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 9.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.4% fail on Brakes
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.3% fail on Components
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes
    • 1.3% fail on Restricted movement
  • 5.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.6% fail on Body condition
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis
    • 1.3% fail on Seats
      • 1.3% fail on Drivers
  • 3.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.6% fail on Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system
  • 1.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas

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