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BMW 3.0 MOT Results

81.6% pass rate
from 125 tests in 2017
(37% better than other pre-1990 cars)
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 3.0 is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.2% fail on Individual lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Horn
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.80% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.80% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.80% fail on Battery
  • 8.0% fail on Brakes
    • 4.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.6% fail on Leaks
      • 0.80% fail on Components
        • 0.80% fail on Pipes
    • 0.80% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.80% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.80% fail on Pedal
        • 0.80% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Hub components
      • 0.80% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.80% fail on Restricted movement
  • 6.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
  • 3.2% fail on Suspension (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.80% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.80% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.80% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.80% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.80% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.80% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 3.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.80% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.80% fail on Hose
  • 2.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
    • 1.6% fail on Seats
      • 1.6% fail on Passengers
      • 0.80% fail on Drivers
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.80% fail on Condition
      • 0.80% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.80% fail on Steering
    • 0.80% fail on Locking devices