BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2005
68.0% pass rate
from 816 tests in 2020
(29% 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.

  • 16% fail on Suspension (5.0% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Suspension arms (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Ball joint (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Pins and bushes (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint dust cover (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (13% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint (31% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage ball joints (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 4.2% fail on Springs (9.2% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Coil springs (10% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Coil spring (11% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Other suspension component (9.3% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.25% fail on Wheel bearings (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.12% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
  • 9.3% fail on Brakes (30% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (20% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (15% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Parking brake performance (48% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (45% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.61% fail on Parking brake performance (56% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (5.9% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs and drums (72% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Brake discs (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake control (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Electronic parking brake (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres (14% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (5.6% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators (15% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (15% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (22% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp levelling device (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 5.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Airbags
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (18% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Bonnet (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on View to rear (55% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Mirrors (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components (31% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition (72% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Catalyst emissions (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Compression ignition (75% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.12% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.37% fail on Fluid leaks (14% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Engine oil leaks (9.0% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.86% fail on Body, chassis, structure (90% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.12% fail on Transmission
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Joints
  • 0.86% fail on Road Wheels (75% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Attachment (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
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