BMW 8-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1995
69.2% pass rate
from 182 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 8-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Electrical wiring (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.55% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.55% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.55% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.55% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 9.9% fail on Brakes
    • 4.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance (77% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.55% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.1% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.55% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.55% fail on Pedal
  • 9.9% fail on Suspension
    • 7.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.55% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Condition of glass (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Windscreen (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (61% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.55% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.55% fail on Door condition
      • 0.55% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.55% fail on Door condition
    • 0.55% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.55% fail on Pipe
    • 0.55% fail on Transmission
      • 0.55% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.55% fail on Joints
    • 0.55% fail on Seats
      • 0.55% fail on Driver's seat
  • 4.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.55% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.55% fail on Catalytic converter
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 2.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.55% fail on Steering play
      • 0.55% fail on Steering box
  • 0.55% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.55% fail on Condition

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