BMW Z4 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
64.4% pass rate
from 3,567 tests in 2017
(25% 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.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Suspension arms (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.5% fail on Condition
    • 4.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
      • 0.028% fail on Presence
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.31% fail on Wheel bearings (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Front (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.084% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.084% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.084% fail on Condition
    • 0.056% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.056% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.056% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.056% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.028% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.028% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.028% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.028% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.028% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
    • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.028% fail on Component mounting
  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.20% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front lamps (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Rear lamps (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Direction indicators (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Flashing type (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Individual lamps (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters (81% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.028% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.17% fail on Horn (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.084% fail on Rear fog lamp (93% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Fog lamp (93% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.028% fail on Battery
    • 0.028% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
  • 10% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.6% fail on Components
        • 5.3% fail on Pipes (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Hoses (55% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Servos
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.028% fail on Leaks
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Front wheels (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Rear wheels (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.056% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake discs (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.028% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.93% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on ABS (46% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Parking brake (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Components (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Servos (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.056% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.056% fail on Pedal
        • 0.056% fail on Condition
    • 0.028% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.028% fail on Lever
    • 0.028% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.028% fail on Warning
    • 0.028% fail on Locking devices
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres (18% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (36% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (15 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Size/type (83% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (33% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Bonnet (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.084% fail on Mirrors (75% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 4.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (46% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
  • 1.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Emissions (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.53% fail on Cap (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested (63% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Exhaust system (96% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.87% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers front (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.11% fail on Load security
      • 0.084% fail on Access panel (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Loading door
    • 0.084% fail on Seats
      • 0.084% fail on Drivers
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers
  • 0.64% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
  • 0.53% fail on Steering (89% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Steering system (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Free play
        • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
    • 0.056% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.39% fail on Registration plates and VIN (54% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate (54% better than other 2004 cars)
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