BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2003
68.0% pass rate
from 831 tests in 2017
(34% 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.

  • 16% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.48% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.9% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.48% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.48% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.48% fail on Front suspension joints (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.24% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.12% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.12% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.12% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.12% fail on Universal joint
  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (64% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.72% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.72% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.24% fail on Lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Horn
    • 0.12% fail on Battery
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.60% fail on Rear wheels (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.36% fail on Front wheels (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Components (38% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Pipes
        • 0.96% fail on Hoses
      • 0.48% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.12% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.72% fail on ABS
    • 0.48% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.48% fail on Electronic parking brake (57 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.24% fail on Components (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Pipes (31 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
        • 0.12% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.12% fail on Cable
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (35% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering
      • 0.24% fail on Other components
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.24% fail on Steering control
      • 0.24% fail on Steering lock (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Emissions (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on Cap
    • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.96% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.60% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.24% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
    • 0.12% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.12% fail on Chassis
  • 0.60% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.60% fail on Attachment
  • 0.48% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plate
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