BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2013
84.5% pass rate
from 812 tests in 2017
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.

  • 9.6% fail on Tyres (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.49% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (67% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.74% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.74% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.62% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.25% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Lamp
  • 2.0% fail on Suspension
    • 0.86% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Torque/reaction arms (251 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (267 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.12% fail on Front
  • 1.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (65% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Washers
    • 0.37% fail on Wipers (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.4% fail on Road Wheels (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (20 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment
  • 0.99% fail on Registration plates and VIN (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Registration plate (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.86% fail on Brakes (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Hub components (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake pads (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.37% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Front wheels
  • 0.12% fail on Steering
    • 0.12% fail on Steering system
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.12% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.12% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers airbag
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