BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2004
67.6% pass rate
from 1,727 tests in 2020
(33% better than other 2004 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Suspension (22% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.0% fail on Pins and bushes (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Suspension arm
    • 5.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage ball joints (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.058% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.9% fail on Springs
      • 3.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.58% fail on Shock absorbers (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.29% fail on Wheel bearings (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.058% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.058% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.058% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.058% fail on Suspension unit
  • 9.4% fail on Brakes (35% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.93% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Rbt (68% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.058% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.058% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.058% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.17% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.058% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (53% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs and drums (77% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Brake discs (77% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.46% fail on Lever
    • 0.35% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-lock braking system (79% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.058% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.058% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.058% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.058% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 8.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.058% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (70% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Direction indicators (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Flashing type (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Side repeaters (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Individual direction indicators (93% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.058% fail on Horn
  • 5.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (28% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Spark ignition (35% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (53% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.058% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.058% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.058% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.17% fail on Compression ignition (90% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.058% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.058% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Engine oil leaks (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.058% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres (25% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (45% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Size/type
    • 0.058% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (45% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (68% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.058% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.058% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.8% fail on Steering (44% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end (56% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.058% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.64% fail on Electronic power steering (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Pump (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.058% fail on Other components
    • 0.23% fail on Steering gear (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack (69% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.058% fail on Steering column
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 1.3% fail on Road Wheels (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
  • 1.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (89% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Exhaust system (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.29% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.058% fail on Pipe
    • 0.058% fail on Transmission
      • 0.058% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.058% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.058% fail on Doors
      • 0.058% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.058% fail on Door condition
    • 0.058% fail on Seats
      • 0.058% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.058% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.058% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.058% fail on Undertray
  • 0.98% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.98% fail on Registration plates
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