BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2001
64.4% pass rate
from 573 tests in 2017
(28% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension (26% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Suspension arms (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment
    • 4.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.52% fail on Location (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.70% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.70% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.70% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.70% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.35% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.35% fail on Wheel bearings (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front
      • 0.17% fail on Rear
    • 0.17% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Component mounting
  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (43% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.35% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Rear lamps (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (61% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (77% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Horn
  • 9.9% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.35% fail on Front wheels (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (49% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Components (51% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pipes (63% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Hoses
      • 0.35% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 0.87% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.35% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.17% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.6% fail on ABS
    • 0.87% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.87% fail on Condition
    • 0.52% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.17% fail on Restricted movement
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.70% fail on Size/type
  • 5.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (46% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (60% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.52% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.52% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.5% fail on Steering
    • 4.4% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.52% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Other components (14 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Steering pivot point (18 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.35% fail on Intermediate drop arm (60 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.17% fail on Steering box
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.35% fail on Power steering
      • 0.35% fail on Pump (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 1.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 3.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Fuel system (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Tank (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Hose (12 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Cap
    • 0.52% fail on Emissions (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Exhaust system (93% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (62% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Load security (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Bootlid (13 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Access panel
    • 0.35% fail on Body condition
    • 0.17% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.17% fail on Chassis
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.52% fail on Attachment

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