BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2007
73.6% pass rate
from 1,525 tests in 2020
(38% 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.

  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.9% fail on Condition (93% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (45% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Size/type
  • 7.4% fail on Suspension (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint (57% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Pins and bushes (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.066% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage ball joints (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.2% fail on Springs (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (74% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
  • 7.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (122 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.92% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.26% fail on Direction indicators (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Flashing type (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Individual direction indicators (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.066% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.066% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.066% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 4.4% fail on Brakes (58% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.13% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance (60% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt
          • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.066% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt (86% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.066% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.066% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.85% fail on Mechanical brake components (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Brake linings and pads (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Brake pads (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake discs and drums (70% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Brake discs (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.46% fail on Lever
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.33% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.13% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-lock braking system (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.066% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.066% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.066% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.066% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.066% fail on Other components
  • 3.5% fail on Visibility (45% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (42% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (65% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (53% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Catalyst emissions (74% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Compression ignition (92% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.066% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.066% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.33% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.066% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.066% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.98% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.98% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.72% fail on Body, chassis, structure (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.33% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.26% fail on Exhaust system (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Body
      • 0.066% fail on Other body component
    • 0.066% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.066% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.72% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.72% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Attachment
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