BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1995
64.4% pass rate
from 188 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 9.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 8.5% fail on Components
        • 5.3% fail on Pipes
        • 5.3% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Valves
      • 0.53% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.53% fail on Leaks
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.6% fail on ABS
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Restricted movement
  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.3% fail on Fog lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.53% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.53% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.53% fail on Battery
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.53% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.53% fail on Switch
    • 0.53% fail on Horn
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 4.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.53% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.2% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition
      • 0.53% fail on Location
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (75% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Component mounting (79% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Tie bars/rods (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.53% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
  • 7.4% fail on Steering
    • 4.8% fail on Steering system
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.53% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.53% fail on Drag link end
    • 2.7% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pipes and hoses (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
  • 6.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Size/type
  • 5.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.53% fail on Requirements
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
  • 5.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.2% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (78% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.53% fail on Tank
      • 0.53% fail on Pipe
  • 3.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.53% fail on Drivers
      • 0.53% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.53% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.53% fail on Chassis
    • 0.53% fail on Seats
      • 0.53% fail on Drivers
  • 2.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment

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