BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2008
74.6% pass rate
from 930 tests in 2017
(31% 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.

  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
  • 7.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Headlamps (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate lamp (87% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.43% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.43% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Battery
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 6.7% fail on Suspension (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.75% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.11% fail on Front
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 4.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.43% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.11% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Brake pads (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.54% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.32% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Components (82% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Hoses
    • 0.43% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.22% fail on Electronic parking brake
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on ABS
  • 2.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
  • 0.86% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.54% fail on Attachment
    • 0.32% fail on Condition
  • 0.75% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.65% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.43% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.11% fail on Body condition
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers
  • 0.65% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.22% fail on Cap
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
    • 0.22% fail on Emissions (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.32% fail on Steering (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering system
      • 0.11% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.11% fail on Rear wheel steering
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
  • 0.11% fail on Towbars
    • 0.11% fail on Adjustable towbar
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