BMW 8-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1994
72.9% pass rate
from 96 tests in 2020
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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 8-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 4.2% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 1.0% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 2.1% fail on Hazard warning (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 8.3% fail on Brakes
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.0% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.0% fail on Pedal
    • 1.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 6.3% fail on Suspension
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.0% fail on Suspension arm
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 2.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 1.0% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
  • 4.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.0% fail on Tank
    • 1.0% fail on Seats
      • 1.0% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.0% fail on Steering
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end

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