BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2005
66.8% pass rate
from 1,801 tests in 2020
(28% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage ball joints (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Springs
      • 3.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.8% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.50% fail on Shock absorbers (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.056% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 9.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.056% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.78% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.056% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.056% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.056% fail on Horn
    • 0.056% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 9.0% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (31% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.056% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt (82% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance (71% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt (70% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Parking brake performance (70% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.39% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (59% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs and drums (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Brake discs (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Lever (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Anti-lock braking system (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.056% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
    • 0.33% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.056% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.056% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.056% fail on Servos
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (36% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition (28% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.89% fail on Catalyst emissions (57% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.17% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.11% fail on Compression ignition (94% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.056% fail on Undertray
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility (44% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (64% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Airbags
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.056% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.056% fail on Condition
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.056% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.056% fail on Other components
    • 0.11% fail on Steering gear (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.056% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
  • 0.78% fail on Body, chassis, structure (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.22% fail on Exhaust system (93% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Transmission (97% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.056% fail on Joints
    • 0.056% fail on Body
      • 0.056% fail on Other body component
    • 0.056% fail on Doors
      • 0.056% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.056% fail on Door condition
    • 0.056% fail on Undertray
  • 0.33% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plates
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