BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2012
82.6% pass rate
from 1,670 tests in 2017
(17% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Tyres (78% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.12% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (24 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Position lamps (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Front lamps (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plate lamp (94% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.060% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.060% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.060% fail on Individual lamps
  • 1.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (57% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.60% fail on Wipers (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.060% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.6% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Coil springs (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.48% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.24% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.24% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.060% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.060% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.060% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.060% fail on Rear
  • 1.4% fail on Brakes (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Hub components (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Brake pads (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.30% fail on Brake performance (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.060% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.060% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.060% fail on Electronic parking brake
  • 1.4% fail on Road Wheels (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.36% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.36% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.36% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.12% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.12% fail on Body condition
  • 0.060% fail on Steering
    • 0.060% fail on Steering system
      • 0.060% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.060% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.060% fail on Emissions

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