BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1996
67.0% pass rate
from 294 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 8.5% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Springs
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.68% fail on Mounting (11 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.68% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.34% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.68% fail on Horn
      • 0.34% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.68% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.68% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.68% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.34% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.34% fail on Individual direction indicators
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 4.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance (55% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.68% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.68% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.68% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.68% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.68% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.68% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.34% fail on Valves
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.68% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
      • 0.34% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.68% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.68% fail on Lever
    • 0.34% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.34% fail on Servos
    • 0.34% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 6.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.34% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.68% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.68% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.34% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.34% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.34% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.1% fail on Steering
    • 4.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.4% fail on Drag link end
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.34% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering
      • 0.34% fail on Operation
      • 0.34% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
  • 5.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Seat belts (81% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
  • 4.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (64% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Doors
      • 1.0% fail on Other passenger's door (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.34% fail on Door condition
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (72% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.0% fail on Tank (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Seats
      • 0.68% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.34% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.34% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.34% fail on Bumpers
  • 1.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.34% fail on Condition
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.34% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.34% fail on Speed limiter plate

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