BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2010
82.0% pass rate
from 1,029 tests in 2020
(49% 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.

  • 5.7% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.097% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (72% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring (72% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.19% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.097% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.097% fail on Operation
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (56% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.097% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Headlamp (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.58% fail on Position lamps (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Position lamp (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Direction indicators (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Flashing type (74% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Individual direction indicators (74% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (86% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.097% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.097% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.097% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.097% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.097% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.097% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.097% fail on Horn
  • 3.1% fail on Visibility (37% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.097% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.097% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.097% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.2% fail on Brakes (69% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (57% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.097% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.78% fail on Brake performance (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.097% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.097% fail on Rbt
          • 0.097% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.097% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Electronic parking brake (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.097% fail on Pedal
    • 0.097% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.097% fail on Electronic braking system
  • 2.0% fail on Road Wheels (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Attachment
  • 1.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (59% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Spark ignition (67% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.29% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.29% fail on Compression ignition (76% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.39% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.097% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.68% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.49% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
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