BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1989
65.2% pass rate
from 66 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 4.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 3.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.5% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Trailing arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.5% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
  • 14% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.6% fail on Wipers
    • 7.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.5% fail on Windscreen
  • 11% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 11% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Condition (15 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 7.6% fail on Brakes
    • 4.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.5% fail on Components
        • 4.5% fail on Pipes
      • 1.5% fail on Leaks
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Brake performance not tested
  • 6.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 3.0% fail on Tank (18 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pipe
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.5% fail on Drag link end
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.5% fail on Size/type
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
  • 3.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate

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