BMW 8-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1996
65.9% pass rate
from 129 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 8-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 3.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.78% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.78% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 9.3% fail on Suspension arms (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.78% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.78% fail on Springs
      • 0.78% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.78% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.78% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.78% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.6% fail on Emission control equipment (9 times worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Catalytic converter (12 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.78% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.78% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.78% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Seats (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Driver's seat (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.78% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 5.4% fail on Brakes
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.78% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.78% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.78% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.78% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.78% fail on Size/type
    • 0.78% fail on Condition
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.78% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.78% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.78% fail on Steering box
    • 0.78% fail on Steering play
      • 0.78% fail on Steering box
  • 2.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp

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