BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2002
63.0% pass rate
from 560 tests in 2017
(25% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 9.6% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 5.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Presence
    • 5.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.89% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.36% fail on Rear
      • 0.18% fail on Front
    • 0.36% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.36% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.36% fail on Torque/reaction arms (13 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (15 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes
    • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.18% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts
  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (46% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps (49% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Headlamp levelling device (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (82% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.71% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Horn
    • 0.18% fail on Battery
  • 12% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.1% fail on Components
        • 5.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.89% fail on Hoses
      • 0.36% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.18% fail on Leaks
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.36% fail on Front wheels (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.6% fail on Electronic parking brake (334 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.18% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.71% fail on ABS
    • 0.36% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.36% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.36% fail on Cable
  • 7.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (81% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.36% fail on Seat belts (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Requirements
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 7.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (57% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.36% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (50% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pipes and hoses (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Other components
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.18% fail on Rams
    • 0.89% fail on Steering system (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Track rod end (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (68% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions
    • 0.54% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.54% fail on Cap
    • 0.36% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.89% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Doors
      • 0.54% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
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