BMW 8-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1999
74.2% pass rate
from 132 tests in 2017
(47% better than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 8-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.76% fail on Front
      • 0.76% fail on Rear
    • 0.76% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.76% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.76% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
    • 0.76% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.76% fail on Component mounting
  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (56% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.76% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.3% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.76% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.76% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.76% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.76% fail on Horn
  • 6.8% fail on Brakes (61% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.0% fail on Components
        • 2.3% fail on Pipes
        • 1.5% fail on Hoses
      • 0.76% fail on Leaks
    • 2.3% fail on ABS
    • 0.76% fail on Hub components
      • 0.76% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.76% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.76% fail on Rear wheels
  • 6.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.76% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.5% fail on Pipe (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
  • 2.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.5% fail on Doors
      • 0.76% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.76% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.76% fail on Body condition
  • 0.76% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.76% fail on Attachment
  • 0.76% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.76% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.76% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp

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