BMW Z4 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
65.8% pass rate
from 3,898 tests in 2020
(27% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Pins and bushes (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint dust cover (95% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (25% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.59% fail on Linkage
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 2.9% fail on Springs (26% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs (25% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring (25% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.051% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Macpherson strut (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.026% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.026% fail on Suspension rod
  • 11% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Brake performance (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (52% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt (81% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance (82% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.051% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.026% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.077% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (93% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Rbt (sp) (93% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.051% fail on Service brake imbalance (94% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (33% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (34% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.69% fail on Brake discs and drums (46% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Brake discs (47% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.026% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.026% fail on Lever
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.31% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.026% fail on Servos
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.077% fail on Pedal
    • 0.10% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.051% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.051% fail on Servos
  • 9.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.97% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Position lamps (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Position lamp (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.41% fail on Electrical equipment (56% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Horn
      • 0.051% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.026% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.36% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Individual direction indicators (88% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters (90% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.13% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp (90% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp (89% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.077% fail on Switch
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility (21% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers (26% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (24% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Bonnet (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.026% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.051% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.026% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.026% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (18% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (21% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Airbags
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 3.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Spark ignition (41% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (32% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (49% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested (47% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.026% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.077% fail on Compression ignition (95% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.026% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.026% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Engine oil leaks (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 1.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Doors
      • 0.33% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
      • 0.026% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition
    • 0.49% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.49% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.051% fail on Transmission (99% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Joints (99% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Body (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.026% fail on Other body component
    • 0.051% fail on Undertray
    • 0.026% fail on Load security
      • 0.026% fail on Access panel
    • 0.026% fail on Seats
      • 0.026% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.67% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Steering linkage components (93% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.026% fail on Other components
        • 0.026% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.18% fail on Electronic power steering (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (79% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Power steering (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Operation
    • 0.026% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.026% fail on Steering column
    • 0.026% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.026% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.59% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates
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