BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1996
60.7% pass rate
from 341 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 9.1% fail on Suspension arms (200% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.88% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.59% fail on Location
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.88% fail on Tie bars/rods (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.88% fail on Rear
    • 0.88% fail on Prescribed areas (87% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Component mounting (89% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.29% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.29% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.29% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.29% fail on Drive shafts
  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (33% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.59% fail on Tell tales (10 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.59% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (19 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (35 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp (79% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.29% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plate lamp (81% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.29% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.29% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Horn
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 6.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.59% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.29% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.3% fail on Components
        • 2.9% fail on Pipes
        • 2.6% fail on Hoses
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components
      • 0.88% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.59% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.88% fail on Electronic stability system (15 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on ABS
    • 0.29% fail on Locking devices
  • 7.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.3% fail on Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.59% fail on Tank
      • 0.59% fail on System
      • 0.29% fail on Hose
      • 0.29% fail on Cap
    • 0.59% fail on Exhaust system (88% better than other 1996 cars)
  • 7.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.0% fail on Washers
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (71% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts (64% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
  • 4.4% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering system
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.88% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.29% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.88% fail on Power steering
      • 0.59% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.1% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drivers (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.88% fail on Seats
      • 0.88% fail on Drivers
    • 0.29% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.29% fail on Chassis
    • 0.29% fail on Load security
      • 0.29% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.59% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plate

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