BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1998
62.8% pass rate
from 376 tests in 2020
(6.5% better than other 1998 cars)
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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension (15% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Suspension arms (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (5.6% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (29% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 2.1% fail on Springs (35% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (51% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring (16% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Mounting (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (72% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Shock absorbers (31% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Other suspension component (12% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.27% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.27% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.27% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.27% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.27% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.27% fail on Levelling valve
      • 0.27% fail on Pipes
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp (45% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (94% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (94% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators (12% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type (12% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (20% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Side repeaters (8.2% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.27% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (34% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (66% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp levelling device (96% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (70% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Main beam tell-tale (14 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Electrical equipment (55% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Horn (21% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.27% fail on Switch
  • 10% fail on Brakes (17% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance (42% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (19% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (14% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (58% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance (59% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Rbt (58% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.27% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (3.5% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (92% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (81% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability control (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (39% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Brake linings and pads (45% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Brake pads (44% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs and drums (31% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Brake discs (28% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Parking brake control (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Lever (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.27% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.27% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.27% fail on Servos
    • 0.27% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.27% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.27% fail on Other components
  • 7.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (84% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts (38% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (83% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Prescribed areas (77% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Requirements
    • 0.27% fail on Airbags
      • 0.27% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 7.2% fail on Visibility (1.2% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Washers (43% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (40% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Tank (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Hose (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pipe
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (68% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Integral vehicle structure (65% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (65% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Chassis (57% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Chassis condition (57% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition
    • 0.27% fail on Seats
      • 0.27% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.27% fail on Cabs
      • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.27% fail on Undertray
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (22% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Spark ignition (15% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (4.8% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested (50% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.27% fail on Catalytic converter
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres (13% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (3.4% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Steering (0.31% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Steering linkage components (36% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Track rod end (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Intermediate drop arm (14 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.27% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.27% fail on Other components
        • 0.27% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.80% fail on Power steering (99% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Operation
    • 0.27% fail on Steering play
      • 0.27% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.6% fail on Road Wheels (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plates

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