BMW 8-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1998
70.2% pass rate
from 151 tests in 2017
(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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (89% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.66% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.66% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.66% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.66% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.66% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.66% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.66% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.66% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.66% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 7.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 7.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.0% fail on Component mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Trailing arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.66% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.66% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.66% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.66% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.66% fail on Condition
  • 7.9% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.0% fail on Components
        • 3.3% fail on Pipes
        • 2.6% fail on Hoses
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (71% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.66% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.66% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.66% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.66% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.66% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on ABS
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 3.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.66% fail on Condition
      • 0.66% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (64% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.66% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.66% fail on Pipe
  • 4.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.66% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.66% fail on Drag link end
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.3% fail on Doors
      • 1.3% fail on Passengers front (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.66% fail on Chassis

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