BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2009
82.1% pass rate
from 787 tests in 2017
(45% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (50% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Suspension (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 4.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.76% fail on Headlamps (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp (90% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plate lamp (84% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Brakes (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Hub components (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Brake pads (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake back plates (32 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Brake performance (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.25% fail on Electronic parking brake (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
  • 2.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.38% fail on Wipers (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Attachment
  • 0.64% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.51% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.25% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.38% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.25% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering system
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.13% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.13% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.13% fail on Emissions
Read the Honest John Review

  • BMW 7 Series (2009 - 2016)
    High quality luxurious interior. Huge amounts of space in the back. Long wheelbase versions available. Efficient Dynamics means good economy and low CO2.
  • BMW 7 Series (2002 - 2009)
    Brisk or rapid performance, depending on model. Handles well. Looks improve with familiarity.

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