BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1998
60.6% pass rate
from 548 tests in 2017
(16% 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.

  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 8.4% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment
    • 4.2% fail on Coil springs (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Condition (93% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Location (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.55% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.36% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.36% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Component mounting (93% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes
  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.18% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.18% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps (58% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (58% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.73% fail on Horn
    • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.18% fail on Battery
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 6.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.2% fail on Components
        • 4.2% fail on Pipes
        • 2.9% fail on Hoses
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels (62% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels (62% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on ABS
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components
      • 0.73% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.91% fail on Electronic stability system (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
        • 0.18% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.18% fail on Restricted movement
  • 8.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.55% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.36% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.9% fail on Emissions
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on Tank (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Cap
      • 0.18% fail on Hose
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.73% fail on Size/type
  • 4.9% fail on Steering
    • 4.2% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.3% fail on Steering arm (15 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Other components (23 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Steering pivot point (28 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.73% fail on Power steering
      • 0.36% fail on Operation
      • 0.36% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.18% fail on Pump
    • 0.18% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 2.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (62% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Prescribed areas (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Requirements
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (73% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment
  • 0.55% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plate

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