BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1989
76.3% pass rate
from 135 tests in 2017
(33% better than other 1989 cars)
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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.2% fail on Battery (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.74% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.74% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Horn
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.7% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.74% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.74% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.74% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.74% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.74% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.74% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 8.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 4.4% fail on Body condition
    • 1.5% fail on Seats
      • 0.74% fail on Passengers
      • 0.74% fail on Drivers
    • 0.74% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.74% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.74% fail on Chassis
    • 0.74% fail on Doors
      • 0.74% fail on Passengers other
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.74% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.74% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.74% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.2% fail on Components
        • 2.2% fail on Hoses
    • 1.5% fail on ABS
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components
      • 0.74% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.74% fail on Brake calipers
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.74% fail on Steering box
      • 0.74% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering
      • 1.5% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.74% fail on Emissions
  • 3.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.74% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.74% fail on Wipers
  • 1.5% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.5% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
  • 0.74% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.74% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.74% fail on Condition
  • 0.74% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plate

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