BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1988
62.0% pass rate
from 50 tests in 2017
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.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Rear lamps
    • 8.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.0% fail on Shock absorbers (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.0% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.0% fail on Trailing arms
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.0% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 4.0% fail on Pipe (10 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Tank
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.0% fail on Washers
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes
    • 4.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels
    • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.0% fail on Components
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 6.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end

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