BMW 8-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1998
72.7% pass rate
from 165 tests in 2020
(36% better than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 8-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamp aim (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Headlamp aim (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.61% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.61% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.61% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.61% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.61% fail on Switch
    • 0.61% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 9.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes
    • 4.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability control (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 4.8% fail on Suspension (68% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.61% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.61% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.61% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.61% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 4.2% fail on Steering
    • 3.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.61% fail on Other components
        • 0.61% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.61% fail on Steering wheel
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.61% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.61% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.61% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 3.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (73% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.61% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.61% fail on Pipe
    • 0.61% fail on Doors
      • 0.61% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.61% fail on Door condition
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.2% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.61% fail on Tyres
    • 0.61% fail on Condition

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