BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2009
76.2% pass rate
from 726 tests in 2020
(35% 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.

  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Condition (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Suspension (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Ball joint (89% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.83% fail on Springs (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Coil springs (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Coil spring (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.41% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.41% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.14% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension unit
  • 4.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Position lamps (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Position lamp (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.41% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.14% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.14% fail on Individual direction indicators
  • 4.0% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering play
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.4% fail on Brakes (57% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Brake performance (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.55% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt
          • 0.41% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (87% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (87% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.96% fail on Mechanical brake components (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Brake linings and pads (66% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Brake pads (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.69% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.69% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.28% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.28% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.83% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.28% fail on Spark ignition (87% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.83% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
  • 0.55% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.41% fail on Body, chassis, structure (90% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.14% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
  • 0.14% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
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