BMW 3-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2014
84.3% pass rate
from 10,105 tests in 2017
(10.0% worse than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (32% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (17% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.88% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.76% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.099% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.089% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0099% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0099% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0099% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.55% fail on Direction indicators (78% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Flashing type (78% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters (88% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.030% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.45% fail on Horn (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Stop lamp (69% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.020% fail on Registration plate lamp (97% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0099% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.0099% fail on Fog lamp
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres (41% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (94% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.92% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.069% fail on Size/type
    • 0.020% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (40% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Washers
    • 0.61% fail on Wipers (71% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Windscreen (48% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0099% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0099% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.6% fail on Brakes (25% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components (25% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (25% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.0099% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0099% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.32% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.099% fail on Rear wheels (55% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.040% fail on Parking brake performance (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0099% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Components
        • 0.030% fail on Hoses
      • 0.0099% fail on Operation
    • 0.089% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.089% fail on Condition
    • 0.030% fail on ABS
    • 0.0099% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0099% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0099% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0099% fail on Anti-slip
  • 0.51% fail on Registration plates and VIN (70% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate (70% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.28% fail on Suspension (69% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Shock absorbers (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.0099% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0099% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0099% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0099% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0099% fail on Presence
    • 0.040% fail on Suspension arms (72% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Condition
    • 0.040% fail on Torque/reaction arms (41 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Condition (126 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (26 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.0099% fail on Front
      • 0.0099% fail on Rear
    • 0.020% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.0099% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.0099% fail on Condition
    • 0.0099% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0099% fail on Condition
    • 0.0099% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.0099% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.0099% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 0.24% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
      • 0.0099% fail on Attachment
    • 0.040% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.030% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.0099% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.049% fail on Body condition
    • 0.030% fail on Seats
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0099% fail on Drivers
    • 0.020% fail on Doors
      • 0.0099% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0099% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.0099% fail on Body security
  • 0.069% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.0099% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0099% fail on Cap
  • 0.040% fail on Steering
    • 0.040% fail on Steering system
      • 0.040% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.0099% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0099% fail on Other components
        • 0.0099% fail on Steering component

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