BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2000
64.1% pass rate
from 526 tests in 2020
(22% better than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (94% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Pins and bushes (97% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Springs
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.5% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.19% fail on Mounting
    • 0.95% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (79% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.76% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (50% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.95% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.95% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.95% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.19% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.19% fail on Horn
  • 10% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance (38% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.76% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt
          • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 3.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.19% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.76% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.57% fail on Lever
    • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.38% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 6.1% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.38% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.38% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (41% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (54% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Spark ignition (51% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (77% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Other leaks
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Tank (14 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pipe
      • 0.19% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.76% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.76% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.76% fail on Exhaust system (81% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Chassis
      • 0.57% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.19% fail on Cabs
      • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.19% fail on Undertray
  • 4.8% fail on Steering
    • 4.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Other components (22 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Steering linkage (33 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Intermediate drop arm (27 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.19% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.19% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.19% fail on Steering box
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play
      • 0.19% fail on Steering box
  • 3.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas (83% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plates

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