BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1986
70.8% pass rate
from 106 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 1986 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Visibility
    • 11% fail on Washers (130% worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 7.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
          • 0.94% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (11 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system (11 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.94% fail on Pedal
    • 0.94% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.94% fail on Lever
    • 0.94% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.94% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.94% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.9% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.94% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.94% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.94% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.94% fail on Switch
  • 9.4% fail on Suspension
    • 4.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.94% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.94% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.94% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 1.9% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes (20 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Axles
      • 0.94% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 7.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.94% fail on Hose
      • 0.94% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.94% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.94% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.94% fail on Chassis
      • 0.94% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.94% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.94% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.94% fail on Body
      • 0.94% fail on Body condition
  • 3.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.94% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 1.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.94% fail on Drag link end
  • 0.94% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.94% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.94% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.94% fail on Tyres
    • 0.94% fail on Tread depth

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