BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1987
67.2% pass rate
from 67 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 1987 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Visibility
    • 12% fail on Washers (150% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Bonnet
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 9.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 3.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses (7 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (11 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (11 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.5% fail on Lever
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 4.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (23 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.5% fail on Sub-frames (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes (19 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.5% fail on Springs
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (9 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.5% fail on Other leaks
  • 4.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.0% fail on Seats
      • 3.0% fail on Passenger's seat (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.0% fail on Condition
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.5% fail on Condition

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