BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1994
55.6% pass rate
from 72 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.3% fail on Headlamps (190% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.8% fail on Horn
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 6.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 1.4% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
    • 8.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.4% fail on Lever
  • 15% fail on Visibility (120% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Wipers
    • 8.3% fail on Washers
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 5.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (8 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Springs
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.8% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension rods (20 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 2.8% fail on Pipe (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Seats
      • 1.4% fail on Driver's seat
      • 1.4% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.4% fail on Chassis
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.4% fail on Joints
    • 1.4% fail on Boot lid
      • 1.4% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 8.3% fail on Steering
    • 8.3% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 2.8% fail on Drag link end (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.8% fail on Condition
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 4.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (12 times worse than other 1994 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.8% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates

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