BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2011
76.9% pass rate
from 663 tests in 2017
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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Tyres (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 13% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.30% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.30% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (66% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (27 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plate lamp (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Position lamps (85% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Rear lamps
  • 2.7% fail on Road Wheels (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Suspension (59% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.30% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.15% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.15% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 1.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.60% fail on Wipers (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.90% fail on Brakes (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Hub components (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake pads (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
  • 0.45% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.30% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.30% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 0.30% fail on Steering
    • 0.15% fail on Steering system
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.15% fail on Steering operation

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