BMW Z3 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
64.1% pass rate
from 3,742 tests in 2020
(20% better than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.053% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.56% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (86% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 4.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.88% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.86% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.027% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.24% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.24% fail on Cable
    • 0.51% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (72% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
      • 0.027% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.080% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.080% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.053% fail on Parking brake control (89% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Lever (89% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.053% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.027% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
  • 13% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Suspension arms (19% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Ball joint (46% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.35% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.9% fail on Springs (32% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs (41% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring (44% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (46% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (52% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (83% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joints (91% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Ball joint (77% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (87% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (77% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.080% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint (12 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.29% fail on Wheel bearings (80% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.027% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.080% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.053% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.027% fail on Axles
      • 0.027% fail on Axle
    • 0.027% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.027% fail on Suspension unit
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (41% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.027% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp (53% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (58% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (64% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (45% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Direction indicators (60% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Flashing type (60% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Individual direction indicators (68% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.027% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.86% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (41% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Rear fog lamp (40% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical equipment (80% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (79% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.027% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.080% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.027% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.027% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.3% fail on Visibility
    • 4.1% fail on Washers (27% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers (35% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on View to rear
      • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.080% fail on Indirect vision devices (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (19% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (16% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.88% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.48% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.053% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.027% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.027% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.21% fail on Compression ignition (69% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.027% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.027% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.027% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.027% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.29% fail on Fluid leaks (58% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Other leaks
  • 5.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (20% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Seat belts (81% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (67% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Airbags (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres (32% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (43% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (72% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (59% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Seats
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's seat (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.40% fail on Integral vehicle structure (73% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (72% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system (74% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.053% fail on Tank
      • 0.027% fail on Pipe
    • 0.19% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.080% fail on Panel
    • 0.11% fail on Transmission (97% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Joints (98% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.027% fail on Prop shaft
      • 0.027% fail on Belts
    • 0.11% fail on Doors (80% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.053% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.027% fail on Bracket
    • 0.053% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.053% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.027% fail on Chassis
      • 0.027% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.027% fail on Floor
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (57% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Steering linkage components (72% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Track rod end (70% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.64% fail on Power steering
      • 0.40% fail on Pipes and hoses (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
      • 0.080% fail on Pump
      • 0.053% fail on Operation
      • 0.027% fail on Rams
    • 0.32% fail on Steering gear (69% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Steering rack (70% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Operation
    • 0.027% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.027% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.027% fail on Steering play
      • 0.027% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.59% fail on Identification of the vehicle (43% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plates (42% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment
  • 0.027% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.027% fail on Speedometer

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