BMW 3-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1983
69.2% 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 1983 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 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 Rear fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Horn
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 6.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.4% fail on Component mounting
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1983 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.3% fail on Attachment
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.3% fail on Front
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 6.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Brake imbalance (4 times worse than other 1983 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Brake operation
    • 6.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.8% fail on Components
        • 2.6% fail on Hoses
        • 1.3% fail on Cylinders
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes
      • 2.6% fail on Leaks
    • 1.3% fail on Restricted movement
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.4% fail on Emissions
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on Hose
  • 6.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering
      • 1.3% fail on Operation
  • 2.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis
    • 1.3% fail on Seats
      • 1.3% fail on Drivers
  • 1.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate

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