BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2012
80.8% pass rate
from 1,097 tests in 2020
(30% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.5% fail on Suspension
    • 4.9% fail on Suspension arms (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.091% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.3% fail on Springs (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (55% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.091% fail on Axles
      • 0.091% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes (50% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.091% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.091% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.91% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.091% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.091% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.091% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.091% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.091% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.091% fail on Pedal
    • 0.091% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.091% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.091% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 2.6% fail on Visibility (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.82% fail on Wipers (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.5% fail on Road Wheels (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Headlamps (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Headlamp aim (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Headlamp aim (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.18% fail on Horn
    • 0.091% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.091% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.091% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.091% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.091% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.091% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.091% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 0.73% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.36% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.27% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.091% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.091% fail on Condition
  • 0.36% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.27% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.18% fail on Exhaust emissions (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.27% fail on Body, chassis, structure (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.091% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.091% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.091% fail on Doors
      • 0.091% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.091% fail on Door condition
      • 0.091% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.091% fail on Door condition
  • 0.18% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end
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