BMW 8-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1991
65.4% 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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 8-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 6.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 6.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.8% fail on Side repeaters
        • 2.6% fail on Individual lamps
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.3% fail on Lamp
  • 15% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 9.0% fail on Wipers
    • 9.0% fail on Washers
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 6.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 2.6% fail on Rear
    • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.6% fail on Component mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Trailing arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 7.7% fail on Components
        • 5.1% fail on Hoses
        • 2.6% fail on Pipes
      • 1.3% fail on Operation
      • 1.3% fail on Leaks
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Brake performance not tested (10 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.8% fail on ABS (14 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.3% fail on Pedal
        • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
  • 7.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 2.6% fail on Pipe (8 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Tank
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.3% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.6% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.6% fail on Chassis
    • 1.3% fail on Seats
      • 1.3% fail on Drivers
    • 1.3% fail on Load security
      • 1.3% fail on Bootlid
  • 2.6% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Other components
        • 1.3% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 1.3% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate

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