BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2006
69.0% pass rate
from 1,627 tests in 2017
(27% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.061% fail on Condition
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment
    • 4.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.49% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.061% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.7% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.92% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.55% fail on Shock absorbers (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.061% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment
    • 0.061% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.061% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.061% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.061% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.061% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment
    • 0.061% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.061% fail on Front
  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (49% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.49% fail on Rear lamps (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (56% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Individual lamps (75% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.061% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.061% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.061% fail on Switch
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plate lamp (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Fog lamp (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Battery
    • 0.061% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.061% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.061% fail on Horn
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.98% fail on Rear wheels (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Front wheels (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.061% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.061% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.5% fail on Components
        • 2.2% fail on Pipes
        • 0.49% fail on Hoses
        • 0.061% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.25% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (40% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.061% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.80% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.43% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.31% fail on Electronic parking brake (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on ABS
    • 0.061% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.061% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
    • 0.061% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.68% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
      • 0.25% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 5.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (27% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.49% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.37% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.8% fail on Steering (39% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering system (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.061% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.12% fail on Steering control
      • 0.12% fail on Steering lock (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Power steering
      • 0.061% fail on Operation
  • 0.80% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.74% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on Cap
      • 0.061% fail on Tank
      • 0.061% fail on System
    • 0.31% fail on Emissions (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.61% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.49% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.49% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.25% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.061% fail on Drivers
    • 0.18% fail on Body condition
    • 0.061% fail on Seats
      • 0.061% fail on Drivers
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