BMW Z3 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
65.5% pass rate
from 2,171 tests in 2017
(31% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (44% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps (29% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Front lamps (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.046% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators (46% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Individual lamps (64% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.74% fail on All direction indicators (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (50% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (57% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (59% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Headlamps (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Headlamp (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Horn
    • 0.32% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Fog lamp (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.23% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 0.18% fail on Battery (82% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.046% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Suspension (42% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment
    • 3.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Linkage condition (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Rear
    • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Component mounting (94% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.046% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 13% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.8% fail on Components
        • 5.2% fail on Pipes
        • 0.97% fail on Hoses
        • 0.046% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.23% fail on Leaks
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear wheels (39% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front wheels (34% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.046% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.1% fail on ABS (49% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Brake pads (58% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.092% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.64% fail on Electronic stability system (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.092% fail on Parking brake (92% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.092% fail on Cable
    • 0.046% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.046% fail on Pedal
        • 0.046% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.046% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.046% fail on Components
        • 0.046% fail on Servos
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (32% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers (47% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.18% fail on Windscreen (70% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (47% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Size/type
    • 0.046% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (50% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Emissions (34% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system (60% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on Cap
      • 0.092% fail on Pipe
    • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested (55% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (51% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 2.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.092% fail on Seat belts (97% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Condition
      • 0.046% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Steering system (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Track rod end (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.32% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.046% fail on Operation
      • 0.046% fail on Pump
      • 0.046% fail on Other components
    • 0.092% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.046% fail on Steering control
      • 0.046% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.046% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.78% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (76% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Body condition (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Drivers
    • 0.092% fail on Vehicle structure (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Chassis (88% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.046% fail on Body security
    • 0.046% fail on Doors
      • 0.046% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.64% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
    • 0.046% fail on Condition

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