BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2014
86.7% pass rate
from 1,062 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.8% fail on Tyres (68% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.38% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.094% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (39% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.75% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.66% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.19% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.094% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.094% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.19% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.19% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.094% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.094% fail on Horn
  • 1.6% fail on Road Wheels (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (24 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.66% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Steering system (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Track rod end (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Steering control
      • 0.094% fail on Steering column
  • 0.66% fail on Brakes (70% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.094% fail on Rear wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Hub components (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake pads (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.094% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
  • 0.66% fail on Driver's view of the road (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Wipers (87% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Washers
    • 0.094% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.56% fail on Suspension
    • 0.28% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.094% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.094% fail on Condition
    • 0.094% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.094% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.094% fail on Condition
  • 0.38% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.19% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.094% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.094% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.094% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.094% fail on Condition
  • 0.19% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.19% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.094% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.094% fail on Body condition
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