BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2014
81.2% pass rate
from 2,106 tests in 2020
(26% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.9% fail on Tyres (41% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (35% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Size/type
  • 2.0% fail on Suspension (43% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Springs (2.1% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (2.0% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring (1.8% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Shock absorbers (52% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings (21% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Suspension arms (91% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint dust cover (9.8% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.047% fail on Suspension rod
  • 1.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (68% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Headlamps (40% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Headlamp aim (54% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.047% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.047% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.047% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 1.7% fail on Visibility (58% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Washers (31% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Wipers (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.047% fail on View to rear
      • 0.047% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.4% fail on Road Wheels (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Brakes (75% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Mechanical brake components (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake linings and pads (78% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Brake pads (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Brake discs and drums (87% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.047% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.43% fail on Brake performance (66% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (67% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.047% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.047% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.095% fail on Parking brake control (32% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Electronic parking brake (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.047% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 0.66% fail on Steering (33% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Steering linkage components (47% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Track rod end (59% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.28% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (75% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Exhaust emissions (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Spark ignition (69% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (50% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Compression ignition (80% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.047% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.24% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (32% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (8.8% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.047% fail on Condition
  • 0.095% fail on Body, chassis, structure (92% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Transmission
      • 0.047% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.047% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.047% fail on Body
      • 0.047% fail on Panel

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