BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2007
73.9% pass rate
from 977 tests in 2017
(34% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Rear lamps (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.92% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.61% fail on Individual lamps (64% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.20% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plate lamp (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Horn
    • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.31% fail on Fog lamp
  • 8.7% fail on Suspension (42% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.31% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.10% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 4.1% fail on Brakes (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.51% fail on Rear wheels (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front wheels (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.10% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.82% fail on Hydraulic systems (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Components (64% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Pipes (77% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Hoses
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.41% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.41% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.41% fail on Electronic parking brake (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.31% fail on Cable
    • 0.20% fail on ABS
  • 3.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.51% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.41% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Attachment
    • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Halfshafts
  • 0.61% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Steering system (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Track rod end (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.51% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.41% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.10% fail on Body condition
  • 0.41% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on Cap
      • 0.10% fail on System
    • 0.10% fail on Emissions
    • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
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