BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2008
75.9% pass rate
from 991 tests in 2020
(41% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.4% fail on Suspension (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint (64% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.4% fail on Springs (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Coil springs (49% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Coil spring (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage
    • 0.61% fail on Shock absorbers (63% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Size/type
  • 5.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Headlamps (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Headlamp (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.71% fail on Direction indicators (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Flashing type (64% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.10% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.10% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.10% fail on Horn
  • 5.2% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance (37% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.10% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (56% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.40% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.30% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.30% fail on Cable
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.91% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.30% fail on Electronic parking brake (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid
  • 3.0% fail on Visibility (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Airbags (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers airbag (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 2.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (44% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.71% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.71% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.20% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition (67% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.61% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.61% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 1.6% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.10% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.61% fail on Body, chassis, structure (89% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Exhaust system (90% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
    • 0.10% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Bracket
    • 0.10% fail on Undertray
  • 0.61% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
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