BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1985
72.4% pass rate
from 58 tests in 2017
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 1985 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
    • 6.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 6.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.4% fail on Battery
    • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.7% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Horn
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 8.6% fail on Suspension arms (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.2% fail on Subframe mounting (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.7% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.9% fail on Components
        • 5.2% fail on Pipes
        • 3.4% fail on Hoses
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.7% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.7% fail on Restricted movement
  • 6.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Washers
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
  • 5.2% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Steering box
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.7% fail on Steering control
      • 1.7% fail on Steering column
  • 5.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.4% fail on Emissions
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.7% fail on Pipe
    • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.4% fail on Body condition
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate

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