BMW 6-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2014
82.3% pass rate
from 2,299 tests in 2020
(29% 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.

  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (43% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 2.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (64% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (15 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Headlamp aim (66% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp aim (64% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.043% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.043% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.043% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.043% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.043% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.043% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.043% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.043% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.043% fail on Horn
  • 1.7% fail on Visibility (59% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.26% fail on Wipers (91% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.087% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.043% fail on View to rear
      • 0.043% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Suspension (56% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Springs
      • 0.65% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.65% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.17% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.087% fail on Suspension arms (88% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.043% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.043% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 0.83% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.78% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Brakes (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Mechanical brake components (89% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake linings and pads (90% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Brake pads (90% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.043% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.087% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.087% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.043% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.043% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.043% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.043% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.043% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.043% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.043% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.043% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 0.22% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.087% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.087% fail on Condition
  • 0.13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (86% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.043% fail on Transmission
      • 0.043% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.043% fail on Joints
    • 0.043% fail on Undertray
  • 0.13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (86% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Exhaust emissions (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Spark ignition (80% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.043% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.043% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp

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