BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2006
70.4% pass rate
from 1,697 tests in 2017
(30% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (49% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.53% fail on Rear lamps (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.059% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.059% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.24% fail on Stop lamp (95% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Fog lamp (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.059% fail on Horn
    • 0.059% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.8% fail on Condition (52% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.7% fail on Brakes (33% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.2% fail on Components
        • 3.2% fail on Pipes (49% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Hoses
      • 0.59% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Leaks
      • 0.059% fail on Operation
    • 3.1% fail on Brake performance (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.71% fail on Rear wheels (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Front wheels (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.059% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.059% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (80% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Brake pads (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.059% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.059% fail on Pedal
        • 0.059% fail on Condition
  • 5.5% fail on Suspension (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment
    • 0.29% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (94% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Front suspension joints (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.059% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.059% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.059% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.059% fail on Condition
    • 0.059% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.059% fail on Rear
  • 3.5% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering system
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end (78% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.059% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Emissions (62% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.29% fail on Cap
    • 0.18% fail on Exhaust system (93% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.77% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.71% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.059% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
  • 0.88% fail on Road Wheels (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 0.88% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.059% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.12% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (89% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Body condition
    • 0.059% fail on Doors
      • 0.059% fail on Passengers front
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