BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2013
80.7% pass rate
from 2,113 tests in 2020
(33% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (21% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Condition (95% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (36% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Size/type
  • 3.2% fail on Suspension (46% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Springs (8.6% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Coil springs (8.5% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Coil spring (8.3% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Shock absorbers (45% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Suspension arms (87% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Pins and bushes (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.095% fail on Wheel bearings (56% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Visibility (26% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (20% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (23% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.047% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (13 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Headlamp aim (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Headlamp aim (54% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.095% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.047% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.047% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.047% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.047% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.047% fail on Horn
  • 1.9% fail on Brakes (62% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (52% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (52% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums (66% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs (66% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Brake performance (67% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (46% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance (42% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.095% fail on Brake performance not tested (38% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.047% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.095% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Electronic braking system (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Attachment (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.66% fail on Identification of the vehicle (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Registration plates (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.62% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (38% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (97% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts (29% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (23% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.14% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering linkage components (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end (81% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.047% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.047% fail on Body
      • 0.047% fail on Panel
  • 0.047% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.047% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.047% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.047% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.047% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.047% fail on Anchorages

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