BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1999
67.3% pass rate
from 379 tests in 2020
(22% better than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (14% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Pins and bushes (93% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (30% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (0.77% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint dust cover (68% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (20% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Springs (4.4% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (13% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring (14% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers (45% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Macpherson strut (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (89% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
  • 9.2% fail on Brakes (30% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (1.7% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (3.4% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance (60% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Rbt (59% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance (53% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (99% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (91% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (24% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Flexible brake hoses (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (93% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Hand lever (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal
    • 0.53% fail on Hydraulic systems (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.26% fail on Other components
    • 0.26% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.26% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.26% fail on Cable
  • 8.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp (0.41% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (21% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (21% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (1.6% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters (96% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Headlamps (80% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp (85% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.26% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 7.4% fail on Visibility (2.8% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers (25% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (29% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Condition of glass (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Windscreen (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 6.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (65% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Seat belts (49% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Prescribed areas (30% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 4.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (53% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Tank (9 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Hose
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (1.1% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2.7% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Other passenger's door (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Seats (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Chassis
      • 0.26% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.26% fail on Exhaust system
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (57% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (75% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition (74% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (96% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Catalyst emissions (90% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested (56% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Fluid leaks (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Engine oil leaks (86% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Other leaks (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (31% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (14% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (46% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (31% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components (15% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end (27% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Other components (16 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Steering linkage (25 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.26% fail on Steering play
      • 0.26% fail on Steering box
  • 0.79% fail on Identification of the vehicle (17% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plates (17% better than other 1999 cars)

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