BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2002
66.4% pass rate
from 423 tests in 2020
(30% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (92% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.0% fail on Springs
      • 4.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.0% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.47% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.24% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.24% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.95% fail on Position lamps (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Position lamp (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.47% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.24% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.24% fail on Horn
  • 7.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.24% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 7.6% fail on Brakes (51% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance (46% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (70% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.71% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt
          • 0.47% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (14 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.95% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.95% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.24% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.24% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.24% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.24% fail on Cable
    • 0.95% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.71% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.47% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.71% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.71% fail on Electronic parking brake (120 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.95% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Airbags
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility (50% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (64% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Steering
    • 0.95% fail on Power steering
      • 0.47% fail on Operation
      • 0.47% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.24% fail on Other components
    • 0.71% fail on Steering linkage components (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.47% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.47% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.24% fail on Steering play
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (82% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.95% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.47% fail on Transmission (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Drive shafts (87% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.24% fail on Joints
    • 0.24% fail on Doors
      • 0.24% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
    • 0.24% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.24% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 0.71% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
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