BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2000
63.3% pass rate
from 588 tests in 2017
(25% better than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 8.0% fail on Suspension arms (88% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (99% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Coil springs (65% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Condition
      • 0.34% fail on Location
    • 4.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.68% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.68% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.51% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.51% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.17% fail on Front
    • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.17% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts
  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (40% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.2% fail on Individual lamps (94% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.17% fail on Tell tales
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (56% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (57% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (66% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front lamps (61% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Rear lamps (82% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (57% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (71% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.34% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.34% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (19 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.34% fail on Fog lamp (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.17% fail on Battery
    • 0.17% fail on Horn
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 5.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.3% fail on Components
        • 3.1% fail on Pipes
        • 1.4% fail on Hoses
      • 1.0% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Leaks
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance (44% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Rear wheels (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Front wheels (79% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on ABS (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Hub components (71% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake pads (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
        • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 6.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (34% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (64% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 5.6% fail on Steering
    • 4.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.85% fail on Drag link end (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.51% fail on Other components (12 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Steering pivot point (16 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.17% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.85% fail on Power steering
      • 0.51% fail on Other components
      • 0.34% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
  • 4.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 2.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Prescribed areas (76% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (69% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Tank (15 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on System
    • 0.85% fail on Emissions (87% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.68% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (82% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers
    • 0.17% fail on Body security
    • 0.17% fail on Body condition
  • 0.51% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment

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