BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2009
82.1% pass rate
from 604 tests in 2017
(45% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 6.0% fail on Condition (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Tread depth (74% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (18 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (22 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.99% fail on Registration plate lamp (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.33% fail on Direction indicators (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Flashing type (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Individual lamps
  • 2.5% fail on Brakes (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Brake performance (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.33% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.66% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.66% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on Hub components (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Brake pads (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.33% fail on ABS
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
  • 2.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.83% fail on Wipers (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Suspension (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.83% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Axles
      • 0.17% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.17% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.17% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 0.50% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.50% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.50% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.50% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions
  • 0.17% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers
  • 0.17% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plate
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