BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2005
69.8% pass rate
from 1,713 tests in 2017
(33% 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.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Rear lamps (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.058% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.058% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.35% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.35% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.93% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.35% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 11% fail on Suspension (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Coil springs (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.41% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Front
      • 0.058% fail on Rear
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.058% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.058% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.058% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 8.0% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.6% fail on Components
        • 3.3% fail on Pipes
        • 0.29% fail on Hoses
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Rear wheels (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.12% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Front wheels (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake discs (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.12% fail on ABS (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.058% fail on Pedal
        • 0.058% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.058% fail on Restricted movement
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.058% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (38% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.058% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.4% fail on Steering (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Free play
        • 0.058% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.058% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.058% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.29% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.058% fail on Pump
      • 0.058% fail on Other components
    • 0.058% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 2.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.35% fail on Cap
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.29% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.058% fail on Body condition
    • 0.058% fail on Seats
      • 0.058% fail on Drivers
Read the Honest John Review

Search Good Garages