BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2001
65.4% pass rate
from 535 tests in 2020
(27% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 8.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.6% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.9% fail on Springs
      • 4.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.5% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.19% fail on Mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.75% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.75% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.75% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.19% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.19% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.19% fail on Pipes
  • 10% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.93% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt
          • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance (89% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt (88% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.37% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (84% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.19% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.56% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.56% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake control (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Lever
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 9.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (51% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.93% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.37% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (56% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (70% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Position lamp (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.19% fail on Horn
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility (43% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.19% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.75% fail on Drag link end (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.56% fail on Intermediate drop arm (66 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
        • 0.19% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play
      • 0.19% fail on Steering box
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (56% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (67% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition (63% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.93% fail on Catalyst emissions (74% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.75% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.37% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres (46% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth (74% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 3.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (70% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on Tank (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pipe
    • 0.56% fail on Chassis
      • 0.56% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.56% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.19% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
    • 0.19% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.19% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.93% fail on Condition
      • 0.37% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment

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