BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2007
76.9% pass rate
from 1,363 tests in 2017
(42% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.4% fail on Tyres
    • 6.2% fail on Condition (68% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 7.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.073% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.073% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.073% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Direction indicators (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Flashing type (88% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.073% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.22% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (97% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.073% fail on Lamp
    • 0.073% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 4.8% fail on Suspension (68% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (45% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (42% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.73% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.44% fail on Coil springs (92% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Condition (91% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.22% fail on Rear
      • 0.15% fail on Front
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.51% fail on Rear wheels (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Front wheels (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.073% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.073% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake pads (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.073% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.73% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.73% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Components (91% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Hoses
        • 0.073% fail on Servos
    • 0.073% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering system
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.073% fail on Power steering
      • 0.073% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 2.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (58% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Wipers (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.073% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
  • 0.81% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.44% fail on Attachment
    • 0.37% fail on Condition
  • 0.66% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.66% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.44% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Emissions (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Cap
    • 0.073% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.22% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Body condition
    • 0.073% fail on Seats
      • 0.073% fail on Drivers
    • 0.073% fail on Load security
      • 0.073% fail on Bootlid
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