BMW 8-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1994
63.5% pass rate
from 85 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 8-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 12% fail on Headlamp aim (150% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.4% fail on Fog lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.4% fail on Horn
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
    • 4.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.7% fail on Components
        • 3.5% fail on Hoses
        • 1.2% fail on Pipes
    • 3.5% fail on ABS (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake calipers
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.4% fail on Component mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Trailing arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 7.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.5% fail on Emissions
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.9% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (14 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (12 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
  • 1.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.2% fail on Seats
      • 1.2% fail on Drivers

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