BMW 8-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1996
69.4% pass rate
from 134 tests in 2017
(31% better than other 1996 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 8-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.7% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.75% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.75% fail on Switch
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.75% fail on Front lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.75% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.75% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.75% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 7.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 7.5% fail on Components
        • 6.0% fail on Pipes
        • 2.2% fail on Hoses
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.75% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.75% fail on Rear wheels
    • 1.5% fail on ABS
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.75% fail on Attachment
    • 2.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.75% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.75% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.75% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.75% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.75% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.75% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.75% fail on Component mounting
  • 9.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.0% fail on Emissions
    • 2.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.5% fail on Cap
      • 0.75% fail on Pipe
    • 0.75% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.75% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.7% fail on Steering system
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.75% fail on Drag link end
  • 3.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.5% fail on Body condition
    • 0.75% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.75% fail on Chassis
    • 0.75% fail on Doors
      • 0.75% fail on Drivers
    • 0.75% fail on Load security
      • 0.75% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.75% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.75% fail on Attachment
  • 0.75% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.75% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.75% fail on Condition
  • 0.75% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate

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