BMW Z3 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
62.8% pass rate
from 2,605 tests in 2020
(20% 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.

  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (53% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.077% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.50% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance (79% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (38% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.038% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.38% fail on Brake discs and drums (63% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Brake discs (62% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.19% fail on Cable
        • 0.038% fail on Lever
    • 0.46% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.077% fail on Pedal
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.19% fail on Lever
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.038% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.038% fail on Servos
    • 0.038% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.038% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.038% fail on Other components
  • 13% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms (29% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Ball joint (83% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.0% fail on Springs (50% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Coil springs (56% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Coil spring (59% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (47% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (89% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage ball joints (78% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.077% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.88% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (81% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.038% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.27% fail on Sub-frames (65% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.077% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings (93% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.077% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.038% fail on Axles
      • 0.038% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (38% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (52% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (63% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (69% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (35% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (34% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.61% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (43% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Electrical equipment (52% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Horn
      • 0.038% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.38% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
  • 8.4% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Washers (41% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers (24% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on View to rear
      • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (37% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (37% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Spark ignition (33% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (32% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.73% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.15% fail on Compression ignition (80% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.038% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.038% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.50% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.077% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Seat belts (84% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Airbags
      • 0.077% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres (34% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (47% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (75% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (69% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Seats
      • 0.42% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.038% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.27% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.19% fail on Pipe
      • 0.038% fail on Tank
      • 0.038% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.27% fail on Transmission (93% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Joints (94% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.077% fail on Flexible couplings (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
      • 0.038% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.038% fail on Door condition
    • 0.15% fail on Integral vehicle structure (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (88% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Chassis (90% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Chassis condition (90% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Body (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Panel
      • 0.038% fail on Other body component
    • 0.038% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.038% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.038% fail on Carrier
    • 0.038% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.038% fail on Cabs
      • 0.038% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (68% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Steering linkage components (75% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Track rod end (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.077% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.61% fail on Power steering
      • 0.50% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pump (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Steering gear (92% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Steering rack (92% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Steering play
      • 0.038% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.65% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.077% fail on Condition
  • 0.038% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.038% fail on Speedometer

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