BMW Z3 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
63.1% pass rate
from 1,863 tests in 2020
(5.1% better than other 1997 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 Z3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (1.7% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Suspension arms (70% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes (76% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.2% fail on Springs (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Coil spring (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (18% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint (14% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage ball joints (64% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage (38% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (28% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (69% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (74% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (56% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers (5.3% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Sub-frames (40% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (40% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Other suspension component (17% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (37% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings (85% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.054% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.054% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.054% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.054% fail on Suspension unit
  • 13% fail on Brakes (4.1% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (6.9% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (13% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (48% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (47% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (37% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.054% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.054% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (32% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (35% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (35% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance (32% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (89% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (sp) (89% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance (87% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (89% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested (28% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (2.5% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (2.3% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (1.2% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake discs and drums (26% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Brake discs (24% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Cable (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (18% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Anti-lock braking system (20% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability control (0.10% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.27% fail on Flexible brake hoses (27% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (38% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems (63% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid (45% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.054% fail on Pedal
    • 0.054% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.054% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.054% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.054% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.054% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (65% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (75% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (89% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 11% fail on Catalyst emissions (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested (2.6% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (88% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Non catalyst emissions (40% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Compression ignition (83% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.054% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.27% fail on Fluid leaks (59% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Engine oil leaks (59% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 9.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (31% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (0.76% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (7.5% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (20% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (47% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device (31% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (44% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Switch (57% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (40% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Direction indicators (72% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Flashing type (72% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Individual direction indicators (76% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators (55% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Switch
    • 0.64% fail on Electrical equipment (52% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Horn (44% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring (63% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies) (79% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Hazard warning (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Switch (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.054% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.054% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.054% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 6.8% fail on Visibility (3.3% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Washers (30% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers (35% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on View to rear (88% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Mirrors (90% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (24% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Seat belts (70% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Prescribed areas (75% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (50% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 4.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (58% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (41% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Integral vehicle structure (55% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (54% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.054% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.64% fail on Seats (93% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Driver's seat (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.38% fail on Doors (28% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Front passenger's door (59% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition (67% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.054% fail on Catch
    • 0.32% fail on Chassis (76% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Chassis condition (79% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.21% fail on Body (50% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Panel (20% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Boot lid (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.054% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.054% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.054% fail on Hose
    • 0.054% fail on Transmission
      • 0.054% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.054% fail on Joints
    • 0.054% fail on Floor
    • 0.054% fail on Cabs
      • 0.054% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres (11% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (7.4% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (4.2% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (62% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (48% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Track rod end (45% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (51% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Locking devices (95% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering (38% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses (17% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other components (28% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Pump
    • 0.054% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.054% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.054% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.054% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.054% fail on Steering play
      • 0.054% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.59% fail on Identification of the vehicle (35% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plates (35% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels (0.68% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment (27% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Speedometer (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)

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