BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2003
67.7% pass rate
from 743 tests in 2020
(32% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (26% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.0% fail on Ball joint (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Pins and bushes (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.27% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.8% fail on Springs
      • 3.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.8% fail on Coil spring
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage ball joints (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.54% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.13% fail on Suspension rod
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp (63% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.40% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.27% fail on Horn
      • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 9.0% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (64% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.94% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.54% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.40% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.13% fail on Cable
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.94% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.67% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic parking brake (104 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
  • 5.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (84% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (48% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Spark ignition (41% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.13% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.67% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.27% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.13% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.13% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
      • 0.13% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
    • 0.54% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.40% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.13% fail on System
    • 0.27% fail on Exhaust system (93% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Transmission
      • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Joints
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.13% fail on Undertray
  • 0.94% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Steering linkage components (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
  • 0.81% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.81% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
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