BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2006
69.4% pass rate
from 1,865 tests in 2020
(32% 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.

  • 9.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (46% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.59% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.054% fail on Switch
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical equipment (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Horn
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (35% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (31% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (78% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.054% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.32% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.054% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Brake linings and pads (66% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Brake pads (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake discs and drums (60% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Brake discs (59% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.54% fail on Lever
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.27% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.054% fail on Pedal
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (49% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 7.3% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (25% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage ball joints (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.054% fail on Linkage
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.54% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.054% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.70% fail on Springs (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Coil springs (84% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Coil spring (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Shock absorbers (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings (68% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.054% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.054% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 4.2% fail on Steering
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end (64% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.054% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering
      • 0.054% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.054% fail on Other components
    • 0.11% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.054% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.054% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.054% fail on Steering wheel
  • 3.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (51% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition (42% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.97% fail on Catalyst emissions (48% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.11% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.16% fail on Compression ignition (90% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.054% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.64% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.54% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.8% fail on Visibility (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Wipers (80% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.054% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.054% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.054% fail on Airbags
      • 0.054% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle (91% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates (92% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Road Wheels (92% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Attachment
  • 0.64% fail on Body, chassis, structure (91% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.054% fail on Pipe
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.054% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.054% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.054% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.054% fail on Body
      • 0.054% fail on Body condition
    • 0.054% fail on Undertray
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