BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2010
76.3% pass rate
from 642 tests in 2020
(35% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.1% fail on Tyres
    • 6.9% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (54% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 5.3% fail on Suspension (51% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint (83% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.62% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.47% fail on Springs (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Coil spring (88% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.16% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.16% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 4.7% fail on Brakes
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt
          • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (81% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Brake linings and pads (69% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Brake pads (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.62% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.62% fail on Lever
    • 0.47% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.31% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.31% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.31% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever
  • 4.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (67% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Position lamps (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Position lamp (84% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type (83% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.31% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.31% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.31% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.16% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.16% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
    • 0.16% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 2.0% fail on Visibility (59% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.31% fail on Wipers (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Window
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.62% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Exhaust emissions (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.31% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.16% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.47% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.31% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.31% fail on Body, chassis, structure (90% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.16% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
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