BMW Z3 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
60.8% pass rate
from 3,501 tests in 2017
(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.

  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 7.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 7.1% fail on Components
        • 5.8% fail on Pipes (38% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Hoses
        • 0.029% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.37% fail on Leaks
      • 0.086% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance (25% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance (21% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels (43% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.057% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.4% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs (55% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.97% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake (72% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (72% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.20% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.20% fail on Cable
    • 0.057% fail on Locking devices (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.029% fail on Pedal
        • 0.029% fail on Condition
  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (39% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps (19% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Front lamps (32% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.086% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (35% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (51% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp (48% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.66% fail on Fog lamp (55% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (76% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Headlamp (76% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.89% fail on Direction indicators (69% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Flashing type (69% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.37% fail on Individual lamps (80% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.46% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.40% fail on Switch (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Lamp
    • 0.31% fail on Battery (72% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.029% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Suspension arms (29% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (28% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 4.1% fail on Coil springs (45% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Condition (49% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Location
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (45% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (49% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.086% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.63% fail on Prescribed areas (90% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Component mounting (92% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Subframe mounting (85% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Spring mounting (72% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings (91% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front (85% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Rear (95% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.029% fail on Condition
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.057% fail on Sub-frames (88% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.029% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.029% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.029% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.029% fail on Condition
    • 0.029% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.029% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.029% fail on Condition
    • 0.029% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.029% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.029% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shafts
  • 8.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (28% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Emissions
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system (47% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.40% fail on Cap
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.057% fail on Tank
      • 0.057% fail on System (80% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Hose
    • 0.63% fail on Emissions not tested (43% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 7.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (16% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers (36% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Bonnet (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Windscreen (64% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 6.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers airbag (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Seat belts (84% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (67% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (36% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (47% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Size/type (83% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.5% fail on Steering (67% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Steering system (75% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Track rod end (72% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack (86% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
    • 0.11% fail on Steering control
      • 0.11% fail on Steering coupling (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Flexible coupling (73 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (72% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seats
      • 0.37% fail on Drivers (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Body condition (89% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Vehicle structure (83% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Chassis (83% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Doors (70% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.029% fail on Drivers
    • 0.086% fail on Load security
      • 0.057% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.029% fail on Access panel
    • 0.057% fail on Body security
    • 0.029% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.029% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.80% fail on Registration plates and VIN (38% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plate (38% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.057% fail on Condition
  • 0.029% fail on Towbars
    • 0.029% fail on Towbar

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