BMW Z3 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
62.2% pass rate
from 2,408 tests in 2017
(23% better than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 7.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 7.2% fail on Components
        • 5.7% fail on Pipes (39% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Hoses
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.37% fail on Leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.042% fail on Operation
    • 7.3% fail on Brake performance (20% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels (45% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on ABS (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.17% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.75% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Parking brake (58% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.12% fail on Cable
    • 0.042% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.042% fail on Pedal
        • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Locking devices
  • 15% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms (39% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (43% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 4.4% fail on Coil springs (41% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Condition (45% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (54% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (44% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.71% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Component mounting (86% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Subframe mounting (87% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings (89% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front (78% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Rear
    • 0.17% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.083% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.083% fail on Suspension unit (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.083% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.042% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
    • 0.042% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.042% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (41% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps (20% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Front lamps (40% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.083% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (36% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (55% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.66% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (75% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (74% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Horn
    • 0.29% fail on Battery (73% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Fog lamp (85% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 0.083% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.042% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 7.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (19% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.17% fail on Windscreen (71% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Mirrors (82% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 5.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (50% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Emissions (42% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system (57% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Emissions not tested (59% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Fuel system (65% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.042% fail on Tank
      • 0.042% fail on Cap
      • 0.042% fail on System
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres (41% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (55% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Size/type
  • 4.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts (89% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas (93% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (65% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Steering system (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.042% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.62% fail on Power steering
      • 0.37% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Pump
      • 0.083% fail on Other components
    • 0.17% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.042% fail on Steering control
      • 0.042% fail on Steering column
    • 0.042% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.87% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (77% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Body condition (79% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.042% fail on Drivers
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
    • 0.083% fail on Vehicle structure (91% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Chassis (91% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.042% fail on Load security
      • 0.042% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.042% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.46% fail on Registration plates and VIN (65% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate (64% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.042% fail on Condition
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