BMW 8-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1997
69.8% pass rate
from 225 tests in 2017
(34% 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 Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (38% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (73% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.89% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.89% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.89% fail on Horn
    • 0.44% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.44% fail on Switch
  • 11% fail on Suspension (45% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.89% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (73% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.89% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.89% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.89% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.89% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.44% fail on Rear
    • 0.44% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 9.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Washers
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.44% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.0% fail on Brakes (50% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on ABS
    • 3.1% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.44% fail on Front wheels
    • 2.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.7% fail on Components
        • 2.2% fail on Pipes
        • 0.44% fail on Hoses
    • 0.89% fail on Electronic stability system (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Hub components
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.44% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.44% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.44% fail on Pedal
        • 0.44% fail on Condition
  • 5.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.4% fail on Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
  • 4.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Seat belts (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
      • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.89% fail on Condition
    • 0.89% fail on Valve stem (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.44% fail on Free play
        • 0.44% fail on Steering box
      • 0.44% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.44% fail on Other components
        • 0.44% fail on Steering pivot point
  • 0.89% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (82% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Doors
      • 0.44% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.44% fail on Seats
      • 0.44% fail on Passengers

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