BMW 8-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1997
69.8% pass rate
from 252 tests in 2020
(27% better than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 8-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.0% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.79% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Springs
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.40% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 0.79% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.79% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.79% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.40% fail on Switch
    • 0.40% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 8.3% fail on Brakes
    • 3.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.79% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.79% fail on Electronic stability control (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.79% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.79% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.40% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.40% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.40% fail on Servos
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.40% fail on Lever
  • 6.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.40% fail on View to rear
      • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.40% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.6% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.40% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.79% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.79% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.40% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.40% fail on Pipe
  • 2.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering
      • 1.2% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.2% fail on Tyres (73% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.79% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.79% fail on Attachment

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