BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1990
69.6% pass rate
from 56 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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage condition
    • 7.1% fail on Shock absorbers (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.6% fail on Sub-frames (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (30 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.8% fail on Subframe mounting
  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Horn
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
  • 7.1% fail on Brakes
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels
    • 1.8% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.8% fail on Pedal
        • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.8% fail on Components
        • 1.8% fail on Pipes
      • 1.8% fail on Leaks
    • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.8% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 5.4% fail on Steering system
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
  • 5.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.8% fail on Tank
  • 5.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Windscreen
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
  • 3.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas

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