BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2012
82.7% pass rate
from 1,024 tests in 2017
(17% 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.

  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 5.2% fail on Condition (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.8% fail on Suspension
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Front suspension joints (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage condition (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.098% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.098% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.098% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.098% fail on Attachment
    • 0.098% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.098% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 3.0% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Headlamp aim (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.59% fail on Front lamps
    • 0.49% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.49% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.39% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.098% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate lamp (79% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Road Wheels (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (20 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.098% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.098% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.49% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.098% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.098% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.098% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.098% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.098% fail on Electronic parking brake
  • 2.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (51% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.39% fail on Wipers (87% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.098% fail on Steering
    • 0.098% fail on Steering system
      • 0.098% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.098% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.098% fail on Exhaust system
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