BMW 7-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2016
88.5% pass rate
from 1,863 tests in 2020
(25% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (67% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (63% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Headlamp aim (56% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Headlamp aim (56% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.43% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.054% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.054% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Condition (14 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Visibility (64% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Washers
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Wipers (89% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.75% fail on Brakes (63% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Mechanical brake components (70% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake linings and pads (71% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Brake pads (71% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.054% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.16% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.054% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.054% fail on Rbt
          • 0.054% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.054% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.054% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.054% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic parking brake (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.054% fail on Pedal
    • 0.054% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.054% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 0.70% fail on Identification of the vehicle (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plates (200% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.54% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.43% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.27% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.054% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.16% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.16% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.054% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.054% fail on Transmission
      • 0.054% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.054% fail on Joints
    • 0.054% fail on Doors
      • 0.054% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.054% fail on Door condition
  • 0.16% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.16% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.054% fail on Suspension
    • 0.054% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.054% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.054% fail on Speedometer
Read the Honest John Review

  • BMW 7 Series (2016 on)
    Air ride provides outstanding ride quality, huge array of high tech gadgetry as standard, superb long distance comfort, strong performance from all engines.
  • BMW 7 Series (2009 - 2016)
    High quality luxurious interior. Huge amounts of space in the back. Long wheelbase versions available. Efficient Dynamics means good economy and low CO2.

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