BMW 8-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1995
74.7% pass rate
from 166 tests in 2017
(40% 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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.60% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.60% fail on Individual lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.60% fail on Lamp
      • 0.60% fail on Switch
    • 0.60% fail on Battery
    • 0.60% fail on Horn
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 6.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.0% fail on Components
        • 5.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.60% fail on Hoses
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.60% fail on Rear wheels
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.8% fail on ABS
    • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability system (73 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.60% fail on Pedal
        • 0.60% fail on Condition
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Trailing arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.60% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.60% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.60% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.60% fail on Component mounting
  • 7.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
  • 4.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system
      • 0.60% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.60% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.60% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering
      • 1.2% fail on Other components
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.8% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.2% fail on Seats
      • 0.60% fail on Passengers
      • 0.60% fail on Drivers
    • 0.60% fail on Body condition
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate

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