BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2004
67.5% pass rate
from 693 tests in 2017
(31% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 6.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.72% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 6.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 6.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.7% fail on Coil springs (43% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.72% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.72% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes
    • 0.14% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.14% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.14% fail on Rear
  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (60% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.87% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.29% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.29% fail on Stop lamp (95% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.14% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Horn
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes (43% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.5% fail on Components
        • 2.9% fail on Pipes
        • 0.58% fail on Hoses
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.87% fail on Rear wheels (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.3% fail on ABS
    • 0.58% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.29% fail on Electronic parking brake (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.14% fail on Components
        • 0.14% fail on Pipes
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (93% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
      • 0.29% fail on Requirements
      • 0.14% fail on Installation check
        • 0.14% fail on Anchorage's
  • 5.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (37% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.43% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Free play
        • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.14% fail on Steering control
      • 0.14% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
  • 1.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions (62% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Cap
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.72% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.58% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.58% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.43% fail on Doors
      • 0.43% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
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