BMW 8-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1999
73.9% pass rate
from 119 tests in 2020
(41% 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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.84% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.84% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.84% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.84% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 8.4% fail on Suspension
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.7% fail on Suspension arm (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.84% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.84% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.84% fail on Springs
      • 0.84% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.84% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.84% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.84% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
  • 5.9% fail on Brakes (59% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.84% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.84% fail on Pedal
    • 0.84% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.84% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.84% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.84% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt (sp)
  • 5.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.7% fail on Pipe (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Hose
    • 1.7% fail on Seats
      • 1.7% fail on Driver's seat (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.84% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.84% fail on Chassis
      • 0.84% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.84% fail on Exhaust system
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.84% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.84% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.84% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.84% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.84% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.84% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp

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