BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2014
85.4% pass rate
from 1,072 tests in 2020
(30% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (66% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.0% fail on Road Wheels (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (27 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment
  • 1.9% fail on Suspension
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.093% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.093% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.19% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (45 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.093% fail on Bellows
    • 0.093% fail on Springs
      • 0.093% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.093% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.093% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 1.6% fail on Visibility (62% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.37% fail on Wipers (86% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.093% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.093% fail on Window
  • 1.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Headlamp aim (66% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp aim (64% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Headlamps (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.093% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.093% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.093% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.093% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.093% fail on Individual direction indicators
  • 0.93% fail on Steering (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.84% fail on Brakes (76% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Mechanical brake components (77% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake linings and pads (74% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Brake pads (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt
          • 0.093% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.093% fail on Service brake imbalance
  • 0.65% fail on Identification of the vehicle (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.28% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.093% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.093% fail on Transmission
      • 0.093% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.093% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.093% fail on Seats
      • 0.093% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.28% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.28% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.19% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.19% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.093% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.093% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
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