BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2013
82.6% pass rate
from 890 tests in 2020
(31% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (90% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (53% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Suspension
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.0% fail on Springs
      • 1.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.0% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.22% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (33 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 2.8% fail on Road Wheels (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (35 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes (41% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (57% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 1.6% fail on Visibility (62% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Washers
    • 0.56% fail on Wipers (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Headlamp aim (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp aim (72% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Headlamps (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.45% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.45% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.22% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.11% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.45% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Other passenger's door (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.11% fail on Transmission
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.34% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.22% fail on Exhaust emissions (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.11% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.11% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.22% fail on Steering
    • 0.22% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.22% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.11% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.11% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
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