BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1988
75.7% pass rate
from 115 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.87% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.7% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.87% fail on Horn
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.87% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.87% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.87% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.87% fail on Side repeaters
  • 9.6% fail on Suspension
    • 4.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (26 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Axles
      • 1.7% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.87% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.87% fail on Springs
      • 0.87% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.87% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.87% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.87% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.1% fail on Visibility
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
  • 4.3% fail on Brakes
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.87% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.87% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt
          • 0.87% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.87% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.87% fail on Servos
    • 0.87% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 3.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.7% fail on Seats
      • 1.7% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.87% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.87% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.87% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.87% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.87% fail on Pipe
  • 3.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.87% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.87% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.87% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.87% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.87% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth

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