BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2008
76.5% pass rate
from 1,399 tests in 2020
(42% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (62% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint (89% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Pins and bushes (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.79% fail on Springs (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Coil springs (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Coil spring (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.071% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 5.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Position lamps (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Position lamp (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Stop lamp (90% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Direction indicators (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Flashing type (89% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.071% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.071% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.071% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.071% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 4.4% fail on Brakes (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.21% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.64% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt (71% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.43% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt
          • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.071% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Brake linings and pads (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Brake pads (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs and drums (64% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Brake discs (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.43% fail on Lever
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.14% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.071% fail on Steering play
      • 0.071% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.1% fail on Visibility (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Wipers (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.071% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.071% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (55% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (54% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Catalyst emissions (70% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.071% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.071% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.21% fail on Compression ignition (88% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.071% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.071% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.79% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Airbags (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers airbag (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.93% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.71% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
  • 0.29% fail on Body, chassis, structure (95% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.071% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.071% fail on Bumpers
  • 0.071% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.071% fail on Speedometer
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