BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1997
60.4% pass rate
from 432 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 10.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (64% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Components (75% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Pipes
        • 4.9% fail on Hoses (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Leaks
    • 8.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.9% fail on Parking brake performance (72% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.93% fail on Front wheels (71% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Parking brake (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on ABS
    • 0.69% fail on Hub components
      • 0.69% fail on Brake pads
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 9.5% fail on Suspension arms (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 4.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.69% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
      • 0.46% fail on Location
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.93% fail on Tie bars/rods (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
    • 0.69% fail on Prescribed areas (89% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Component mounting (87% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.46% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.23% fail on Front
      • 0.23% fail on Rear
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes
    • 0.23% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.23% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.23% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.23% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.23% fail on Drive shafts
  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (31% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.69% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (48 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.46% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (72% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Horn
  • 9.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.3% fail on Emissions
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (53% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Fuel system (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Tank (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Cap
    • 0.69% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.9% fail on Washers
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.46% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.46% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.46% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts (55% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (66% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Requirements
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.93% fail on Size/type
  • 5.1% fail on Steering
    • 4.4% fail on Steering system
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.2% fail on Drag link end (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Steering arm (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Steering box
    • 0.46% fail on Power steering
      • 0.46% fail on Other components
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
    • 0.23% fail on Steering control
      • 0.23% fail on Steering lock
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (67% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Doors
      • 0.46% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.46% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.23% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.23% fail on Chassis
    • 0.23% fail on Body security
    • 0.23% fail on Body condition
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Drivers
  • 0.69% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
  • 0.46% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate

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