BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1995
61.1% pass rate
from 167 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 7.8% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.60% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.0% fail on Springs
      • 3.0% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.60% fail on Mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.60% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.60% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.60% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.60% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 4.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.60% fail on Lever
    • 0.60% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 3.0% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.60% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.60% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.60% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.60% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.60% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.60% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
  • 5.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.60% fail on Size/type
  • 4.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (62% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Tank (7 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors
      • 1.2% fail on Front passenger's door (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.60% fail on Body
      • 0.60% fail on Other body component
    • 0.60% fail on Seats
      • 0.60% fail on Driver's seat
  • 3.6% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.60% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.60% fail on Power steering
      • 0.60% fail on Other components

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