BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1989
76.5% pass rate
from 162 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.6% fail on Suspension
    • 3.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.9% fail on Springs
      • 1.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension rods (13 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (67 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.62% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.62% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.62% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.62% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.62% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.0% fail on Brakes
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.62% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.62% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.62% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.62% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.62% fail on Pedal
    • 0.62% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.62% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 8.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (49% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp levelling device (14 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.62% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.62% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.62% fail on Side repeaters
  • 6.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.7% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Driver's seat (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
  • 2.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.62% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.62% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.62% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.62% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.62% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.62% fail on Condition
  • 0.62% fail on Steering
    • 0.62% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.62% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.62% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.62% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.62% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.62% fail on Attachment

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