BMW 3-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1985
62.5% pass rate
from 88 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 1985 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Battery
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.1% fail on Lamp
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 9.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 8.0% fail on Components
        • 5.7% fail on Pipes
        • 2.3% fail on Hoses
        • 1.1% fail on Cylinders
      • 1.1% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 9.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 3.4% fail on Subframe mounting (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.4% fail on Coil springs (4 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (140% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 4.5% fail on Chassis
    • 2.3% fail on Speedometer (21 times worse than other 1985 cars)
  • 9.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 5.7% fail on Washers
  • 6.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on Cap
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering system
      • 2.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas

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