BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2010
82.9% pass rate
from 977 tests in 2017
(41% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.4% fail on Suspension (33% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 3.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (74% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Position lamps (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Front lamps (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.92% fail on Headlamps (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.41% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.10% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plate lamp (94% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.20% fail on Fog lamp
  • 2.9% fail on Brakes (49% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Brake pads (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake back plates (44 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.10% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.20% fail on Rear wheels (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.31% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Components
        • 0.10% fail on Hoses
    • 0.20% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic parking brake (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Road Wheels (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Washers (60% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Wipers (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.72% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.41% fail on Steering
    • 0.31% fail on Steering system
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.31% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.20% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.20% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
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