BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2011
81.1% pass rate
from 1,076 tests in 2017
(23% 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.

  • 8.6% fail on Tyres (37% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Condition (92% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.093% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.093% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.6% fail on Suspension
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Coil springs (61% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
    • 0.093% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.093% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.093% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 3.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (66% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.19% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (61% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plate lamp (93% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.19% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.19% fail on Direction indicators (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Flashing type (82% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.093% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.093% fail on Horn
    • 0.093% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.093% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.093% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.65% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.19% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.093% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.093% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.093% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Components
        • 0.093% fail on Hoses
      • 0.093% fail on Leaks
  • 2.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (42% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.65% fail on Wipers (76% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.0% fail on Road Wheels (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.56% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.28% fail on Steering
    • 0.19% fail on Steering system
      • 0.093% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.093% fail on Steering control
      • 0.093% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.19% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.19% fail on Body condition
  • 0.093% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.093% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.093% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.093% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.093% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.093% fail on Cap
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