BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2006
70.6% pass rate
from 1,551 tests in 2020
(33% 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.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (19% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.8% fail on Ball joint (72% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 5.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (78% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage ball joints (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.064% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 3.7% fail on Springs
      • 3.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.64% fail on Shock absorbers (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.064% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint
  • 8.4% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.90% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.064% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.064% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance (72% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt (72% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.064% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.064% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.064% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.064% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Brake linings and pads (64% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Brake pads (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.39% fail on Cable
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs and drums (81% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Brake discs (80% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.71% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-lock braking system (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.77% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.77% fail on Electronic parking brake (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 7.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (59% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.064% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.45% fail on Individual direction indicators (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Headlamp (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.32% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.32% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.064% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.064% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.064% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.064% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.064% fail on Horn
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (24% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility (28% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.26% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.064% fail on View to rear
      • 0.064% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 4.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.064% fail on Attachment
      • 0.064% fail on Requirements
    • 0.13% fail on Airbags
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (56% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.77% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.52% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.064% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition (76% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (64% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.064% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.064% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.45% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.39% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.064% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.064% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.064% fail on Undertray
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (57% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components (54% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.19% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering
      • 0.064% fail on Operation
      • 0.064% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.84% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.64% fail on Attachment
    • 0.19% fail on Condition
  • 0.58% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.39% fail on Body, chassis, structure (95% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.064% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.064% fail on Transmission
      • 0.064% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.064% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.064% fail on Doors
      • 0.064% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.064% fail on Door condition
    • 0.064% fail on Seats
      • 0.064% fail on Driver's seat
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