BMW 8-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1995
70.1% pass rate
from 147 tests in 2020
(14% better than other 1995 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 8-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators (87% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type (87% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (32% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps (21% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp (4.1% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (49% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (47% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment (15% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.68% fail on Horn
    • 0.68% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.68% fail on Switch
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 9.5% fail on Visibility (42% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers (71% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Washers (54% worse than other 1995 cars)
  • 8.2% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms (70% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (7.7% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (8.9% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (35% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.68% fail on Springs
      • 0.68% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.68% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.68% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 5.4% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (31% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (150% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.68% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt
          • 0.68% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.68% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt (sp)
  • 3.4% fail on Steering (21% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components (20% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (14% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.68% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.68% fail on Steering box
    • 0.68% fail on Steering play
      • 0.68% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (66% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure (28% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (27% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.68% fail on Hose
    • 0.68% fail on Seats
      • 0.68% fail on Driver's seat
  • 2.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (63% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (60% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Spark ignition (56% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (43% better than other 1995 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (38% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Airbags
      • 0.68% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres (35% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (10% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Size/type

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