BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2011
80.5% pass rate
from 1,021 tests in 2020
(38% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.1% fail on Suspension (17% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms (35% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint (53% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes (58% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover (35% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Springs (4.1% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Coil springs (4.0% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Coil spring (3.8% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (8.4% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component (13% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres (16% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition (4.8% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (40% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Brakes (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Mechanical brake components (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Brake linings and pads (67% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Brake pads (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs and drums (81% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Brake discs (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (41% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (sp) (37% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (87% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (86% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.098% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.098% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.098% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.098% fail on Rbt
          • 0.098% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.39% fail on Parking brake control (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Electronic parking brake (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (25% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic braking system (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.098% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.098% fail on Other components
  • 2.3% fail on Visibility (50% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (42% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Headlamps (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp (84% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Headlamp aim (74% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Headlamp aim (71% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.098% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.098% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.098% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.098% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.098% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 2.1% fail on Road Wheels (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.69% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (68% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Exhaust emissions (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Compression ignition (47% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (0.64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.098% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.20% fail on Fluid leaks (39% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks (87% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle (34% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates (34% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.49% fail on Body, chassis, structure (82% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's seat (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.098% fail on Transmission
      • 0.098% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.098% fail on Joints
    • 0.098% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.098% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 0.39% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (40% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (14% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Airbags
      • 0.098% fail on Passengers airbag
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