BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2007
74.3% pass rate
from 789 tests in 2020
(39% 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.

  • 10% fail on Suspension (34% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Suspension arms (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes (23% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover (19% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Springs (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs (35% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring (35% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres (7.2% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (3.7% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (29% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Size/type (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 5.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (42% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (88% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Individual direction indicators (85% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Headlamp (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp levelling device (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp (18% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp (16% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Position lamps (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Position lamp (60% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.13% fail on Horn
  • 5.1% fail on Brakes (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (7.5% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Parking brake performance (38% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt (35% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance (40% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.63% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested (24% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Brake linings and pads (64% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Brake pads (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Cable (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.13% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.76% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (25% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Anti-lock braking system (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Electronic stability control (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake control (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Electronic parking brake (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Flexible brake hoses (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 5.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Seat belts (18% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Condition (44% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Airbags (15 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Drivers airbag (16 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (23% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (9.6% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Bonnet (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on View to rear
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (60% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition (67% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (37% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.76% fail on Compression ignition (46% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Steering linkage components (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Track rod end (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
  • 1.0% fail on Road Wheels (94% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.76% fail on Body, chassis, structure (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Exhaust system (90% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle (28% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates (28% better than other 2007 cars)
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