BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1987
66.1% pass rate
from 59 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 1987 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.8% fail on Battery (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.7% fail on Fog lamp
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 15% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 12% fail on Component mounting (200% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 5.1% fail on Front suspension joints (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.7% fail on Trailing arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.7% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 17% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 12% fail on Washers
    • 6.8% fail on Wipers
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.8% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Rear wheels
    • 8.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.4% fail on Components
        • 1.7% fail on Pipes
        • 1.7% fail on Hoses
      • 1.7% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 1.7% fail on Operation
      • 1.7% fail on Leaks
    • 1.7% fail on ABS
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 10% fail on Exhaust system (190% worse than other 1987 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.1% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition
    • 1.7% fail on Doors
      • 1.7% fail on Passengers front
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate

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