BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1985
72.3% pass rate
from 83 tests in 2020
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.

  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 6.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Suspension arm
      • 1.2% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.4% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 9.6% fail on Visibility
    • 7.2% fail on Washers
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
  • 6.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
  • 4.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
  • 2.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.2% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 1.2% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.2% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth

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