BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2012
81.1% pass rate
from 1,899 tests in 2020
(37% 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.

  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (42% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 3.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (22 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Position lamps (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Position lamp (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Direction indicators (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Flashing type (92% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.053% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.053% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.053% fail on Horn
  • 2.9% fail on Suspension (56% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Springs
      • 1.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.79% fail on Suspension arms (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.053% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.053% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.053% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint
  • 2.4% fail on Visibility (43% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.95% fail on Wipers (58% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.5% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.95% fail on Identification of the vehicle (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plates (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.84% fail on Brakes (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Mechanical brake components (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake linings and pads (85% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Brake pads (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake discs and drums (87% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Brake discs (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Brake performance (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.11% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.053% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.053% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 0.84% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.68% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.37% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Exhaust emissions (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Spark ignition (74% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.16% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.053% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.053% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.053% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.053% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.32% fail on Body, chassis, structure (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.053% fail on Panel
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.053% fail on Transmission
      • 0.053% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.053% fail on Flexible couplings
  • 0.11% fail on Steering (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.053% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.053% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.053% fail on Track rod end

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