BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1999
61.0% pass rate
from 554 tests in 2017
(20% better than other 1999 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 7.6% fail on Suspension arms (84% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (90% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 4.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.8% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Location
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.90% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.90% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.54% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.54% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Component mounting (93% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings (81% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front
      • 0.18% fail on Rear
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.18% fail on Levelling valve
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 7.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 7.4% fail on Components
        • 4.3% fail on Pipes
        • 3.6% fail on Hoses (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.36% fail on Leaks
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance (54% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (74% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Front wheels (72% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.36% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.7% fail on ABS
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.18% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.90% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
        • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Restricted movement
  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (44% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps (54% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front lamps (54% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (60% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (9 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (21 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Headlamp levelling device (12 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (68% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.36% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Horn
  • 8.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (50% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 4.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 7.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.72% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (52% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 5.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (54% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Tank (16 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Cap
      • 0.36% fail on System
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions (81% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Exhaust system (90% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.1% fail on Steering
    • 4.7% fail on Steering system
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.1% fail on Drag link end (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Other components (19 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Steering pivot point (23 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.18% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (57% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.54% fail on Chassis
    • 0.54% fail on Body condition (74% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Seats
      • 0.54% fail on Drivers
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
  • 0.54% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.54% fail on Attachment
  • 0.36% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plate

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