BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2011
81.1% pass rate
from 751 tests in 2020
(42% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Condition (73% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (62% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 3.2% fail on Suspension (62% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Springs
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.93% fail on Suspension arms (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.13% fail on Axles
      • 0.13% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 3.1% fail on Visibility
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers
  • 2.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.80% fail on Headlamp (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (60% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (57% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.13% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.13% fail on Individual direction indicators
  • 1.7% fail on Brakes (71% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Mechanical brake components (74% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Brake linings and pads (68% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Brake pads (68% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Brake performance (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.27% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.13% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.93% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.93% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.53% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.40% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.27% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.40% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.40% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.80% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.67% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.40% fail on Body, chassis, structure (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Transmission
      • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Joints
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.13% fail on Steering
    • 0.13% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end

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