BMW Z4 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
63.0% pass rate
from 3,146 tests in 2017
(24% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 4.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.7% fail on Condition
      • 0.095% fail on Location
    • 3.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Attachment
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Front (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Rear
    • 0.064% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.064% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.064% fail on Macpherson strut (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.032% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.032% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.032% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.032% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.032% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.032% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.032% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.032% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.032% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Switch
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Front lamps (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Rear lamps (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.54% fail on Direction indicators (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Flashing type (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Individual lamps (76% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.032% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.32% fail on Horn
    • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Fog lamp (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.032% fail on Battery
    • 0.032% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.032% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.032% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.8% fail on Components
        • 5.4% fail on Pipes (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Hoses (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear wheels (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.032% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.095% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.57% fail on Electronic stability system (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on ABS (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.064% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.064% fail on Components
        • 0.064% fail on Servos
    • 0.032% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.032% fail on Lever
    • 0.032% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.032% fail on Warning
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.76% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (19 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
    • 0.095% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (30% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers (31% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Bonnet (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers airbag (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.95% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Emissions (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Exhaust system (99% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.76% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Steering system (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.032% fail on Free play
        • 0.032% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.032% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.095% fail on Power steering (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.064% fail on Operation
    • 0.032% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.76% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.73% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Doors
      • 0.35% fail on Passengers front (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Drivers (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.032% fail on Seats
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
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