BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2004
67.7% pass rate
from 1,778 tests in 2017
(32% 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.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (28% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 5.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.90% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
      • 0.056% fail on Condition
    • 4.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.67% fail on Front suspension joints (52% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Front
      • 0.11% fail on Rear (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Torque/reaction arms (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.056% fail on Pipes
    • 0.056% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.056% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps (33% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (33% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (16 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.056% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (68% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.056% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.056% fail on Switch
    • 0.79% fail on Direction indicators (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Flashing type (75% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.28% fail on Individual lamps (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Horn (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes (43% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.9% fail on Components
        • 3.6% fail on Pipes
        • 0.34% fail on Hoses (68% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Leaks
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Front wheels (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.056% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake pads (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.056% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.056% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.056% fail on Operation
    • 0.056% fail on ABS
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (43% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 4.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.056% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.056% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.056% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (46% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.45% fail on Power steering
      • 0.39% fail on Electronic power steering (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Operation
      • 0.056% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.056% fail on Other components
    • 0.056% fail on Steering control
      • 0.056% fail on Steering column
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (36% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.056% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.056% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
  • 1.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions (60% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.22% fail on Cap
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.84% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.56% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
  • 0.17% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Body security
    • 0.056% fail on Doors
      • 0.056% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.056% fail on Seats
      • 0.056% fail on Passengers
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