BMW 3-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2017
92.7% pass rate
from 1,460 tests in 2020
(36% better than other 2017 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 2017 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 2.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.068% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 1.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (56% better than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.068% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.55% fail on Headlamp aim (67% better than other 2017 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp aim (66% better than other 2017 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.27% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.27% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.068% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.068% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.068% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.068% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.068% fail on Horn
  • 0.62% fail on Brakes (58% better than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Mechanical brake components (73% better than other 2017 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake linings and pads (77% better than other 2017 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Brake pads (77% better than other 2017 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.068% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.21% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.068% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.068% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.068% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.068% fail on Lever
    • 0.068% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.068% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.068% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 0.41% fail on Visibility (76% better than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Wipers (78% better than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.068% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.068% fail on View to rear
      • 0.068% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.068% fail on Washers
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
  • 0.27% fail on Suspension
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.068% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.068% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.068% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.068% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.068% fail on Linkage ball joints
  • 0.21% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.14% fail on Steering
    • 0.068% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.068% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.068% fail on Steering play
      • 0.068% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.14% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.068% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.068% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.068% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 0.068% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.068% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.068% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.068% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp

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