BMW Z3 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
59.5% pass rate
from 3,251 tests in 2017
(14% better than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (25% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (27% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp (34% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.55% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.92% fail on Headlamps (73% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Headlamp (74% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.062% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.031% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.89% fail on Direction indicators (68% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Flashing type (68% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.37% fail on Individual lamps (79% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.58% fail on Battery (52% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.40% fail on Switch (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Lamp
    • 0.34% fail on Horn
    • 0.062% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.062% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 7.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (24% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Components (30% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Pipes (51% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.062% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.031% fail on Servos
      • 0.28% fail on Leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.031% fail on Operation
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance (15% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels (35% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.031% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.092% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.062% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.031% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.7% fail on ABS
    • 0.55% fail on Mechanical components (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake (65% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (65% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.062% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.062% fail on Pedal
        • 0.062% fail on Condition
  • 14% fail on Suspension (31% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms (33% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 4.4% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (36% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.95% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Component mounting (86% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Subframe mounting (83% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment
      • 0.062% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings (87% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear (88% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Front (87% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 0.062% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.062% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.031% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.031% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
    • 0.031% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
    • 0.031% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (22% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 11% fail on Emissions (71% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system (42% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system (65% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Cap
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
  • 7.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (37% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.28% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.15% fail on Windscreen (70% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.062% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts (92% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Condition (88% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (50% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering system (61% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Track rod end (53% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack (78% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.062% fail on Other components
        • 0.062% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.031% fail on Free play
        • 0.031% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.031% fail on Steering box
      • 0.031% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.49% fail on Power steering
      • 0.37% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.092% fail on Other components
      • 0.062% fail on Operation
    • 0.25% fail on Steering operation (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Steering control
      • 0.062% fail on Steering column
      • 0.031% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.031% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.031% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (64% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Seats (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Passengers
    • 0.25% fail on Body condition (90% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Vehicle structure (86% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Chassis (86% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Doors (75% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.031% fail on Drivers
    • 0.062% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.062% fail on Load security
      • 0.062% fail on Access panel
    • 0.031% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.83% fail on Registration plates and VIN (40% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plate (40% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Condition

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