BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2008
78.5% pass rate
from 1,206 tests in 2017
(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.

  • 8.7% fail on Tyres
    • 6.6% fail on Condition (79% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.083% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.33% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Direction indicators (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Flashing type (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.083% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.083% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.083% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 4.1% fail on Suspension (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.00% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Coil springs (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.17% fail on Front
    • 0.17% fail on Shock absorbers (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.083% fail on Condition
    • 0.083% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Brake performance (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.50% fail on Rear wheels (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Front wheels (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake operation (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake pads (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.58% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Hydraulic systems (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks
      • 0.083% fail on Components
        • 0.083% fail on Hoses
    • 0.083% fail on ABS
  • 2.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.6% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.083% fail on Power steering
      • 0.083% fail on Operation
  • 1.00% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.00% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.58% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Emissions (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.083% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.083% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.083% fail on Cap
  • 0.50% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.33% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.25% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.083% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.083% fail on Condition
    • 0.083% fail on Attachment
  • 0.17% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.083% fail on Body condition
    • 0.083% fail on Seats
      • 0.083% fail on Drivers
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