BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1990
59.4% pass rate
from 64 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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 7.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (40 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (26 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 6.3% fail on Shock absorbers (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.1% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Springs
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension rods
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 9.4% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Fuel system (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pipe (10 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Tank
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.6% fail on Chassis
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.6% fail on Doors
      • 1.6% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 1.6% fail on Door condition
    • 1.6% fail on Seats
      • 1.6% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 4.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
  • 7.8% fail on Steering
    • 6.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.6% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 1.6% fail on Steering play
      • 1.6% fail on Steering box
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.6% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Size/type
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.6% fail on Condition

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