BMW Z3 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
58.6% pass rate
from 2,440 tests in 2017
(8.8% 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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (21% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp (36% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (54% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (56% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (37% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Fog lamp (59% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Lamp
      • 0.041% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.94% fail on Direction indicators (66% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Flashing type (66% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Individual lamps (68% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters (59% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.49% fail on Battery (62% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Horn
    • 0.082% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.082% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.041% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Suspension (19% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Suspension arms (84% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 5.0% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.57% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.082% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas (77% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Component mounting (78% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Subframe mounting (67% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.41% fail on Wheel bearings (78% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Front (59% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Rear
    • 0.20% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.082% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.082% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.082% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.082% fail on Condition (14 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.082% fail on Condition
    • 0.041% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
    • 0.041% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.041% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.041% fail on Drive shafts
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 8.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (32% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Components (36% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Pipes (53% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Hoses (53% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Leaks
      • 0.082% fail on Operation
      • 0.041% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Front wheels (51% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.041% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.20% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.12% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.3% fail on ABS
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake (76% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (76% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.16% fail on Cable
    • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.041% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.041% fail on Warning
    • 0.041% fail on Locking devices
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (26% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Emissions (81% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system (33% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system (62% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pipe
      • 0.041% fail on Tank
      • 0.041% fail on Cap
  • 8.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.5% fail on Washers (36% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers (29% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 5.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.9% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Drivers airbag (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Seat belts (84% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (69% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Steering (58% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering system (63% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Track rod end (53% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack (87% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Free play
        • 0.082% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Other components
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.041% fail on Steering control
      • 0.041% fail on Steering lock
  • 1.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (71% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Seats (96% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Drivers (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers
    • 0.41% fail on Body condition (84% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Doors (75% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.082% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.082% fail on Vehicle structure (94% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Chassis (94% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Load security
      • 0.041% fail on Access panel
  • 0.86% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on Condition

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