BMW 8-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1991
81.8% pass rate
from 88 tests in 2020
(50% better than other 1991 cars)
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.

  • 8.0% fail on Visibility
    • 5.7% fail on Washers
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
  • 6.8% fail on Brakes
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.1% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.1% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 4.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (72% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 4.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on Pipe
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 1.1% fail on Driver's seat
  • 3.4% fail on Suspension
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 1.1% fail on Other components
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment

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