BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2005
70.0% pass rate
from 1,096 tests in 2017
(33% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 3.2% fail on Coil springs (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (36% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.36% fail on Radius arms (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear
    • 0.18% fail on Bonded suspension (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.091% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.091% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.091% fail on Condition
  • 10% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.46% fail on Rear lamps (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.18% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.091% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.091% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.82% fail on Individual lamps (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.27% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Horn
    • 0.091% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.091% fail on Lamp
    • 0.091% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 7.8% fail on Brakes (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.8% fail on Components
        • 2.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.36% fail on Hoses
      • 0.27% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.091% fail on Operation
      • 0.091% fail on Leaks
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.82% fail on Rear wheels (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Front wheels
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.64% fail on ABS
    • 0.46% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.36% fail on Electronic parking brake (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres (26% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Drivers airbag (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Requirements
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 4.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (44% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.091% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.091% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.091% fail on Other components
        • 0.091% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.091% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.091% fail on Power steering
      • 0.091% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 1.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Emissions (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Exhaust system (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.18% fail on Cap
      • 0.091% fail on System
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 0.27% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Body condition
    • 0.091% fail on Doors
      • 0.091% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.091% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.091% fail on Load security
      • 0.091% fail on Access panel
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