BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1988
73.1% pass rate
from 52 tests in 2020
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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 7.7% fail on Brakes
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.9% fail on Brake fluid
    • 1.9% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 5.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on View to rear
      • 1.9% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 3.8% fail on Pipe (8 times worse than other 1988 cars)
  • 3.8% fail on Suspension
    • 1.9% fail on Springs
      • 1.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
  • 3.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 1.9% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.9% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth

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