BMW Z4 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
63.6% pass rate
from 2,280 tests in 2020
(18% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (13% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Suspension arms (11% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Pins and bushes (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (9.5% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3.2% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (7.9% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Ball joint dust cover (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Ball joint (9.6% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes (4.4% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Springs (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (34% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Coil spring (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Wheel bearings (65% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (38% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.044% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.044% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint
  • 13% fail on Brakes (5.9% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (0.85% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (1.7% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (0.58% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.66% fail on Service brake imbalance (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (58% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance (54% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt (52% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.61% fail on Parking brake performance (56% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (13% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.088% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested (7.6% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance (81% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Anti-lock braking system (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (45% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Brake discs and drums (43% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Brake discs (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.044% fail on Rod
    • 0.31% fail on Flexible brake hoses (0.23% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Lever (42% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pedal
    • 0.088% fail on Hydraulic systems (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.044% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.088% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.044% fail on Other components
  • 9.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Spark ignition (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested (14% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Non catalyst emissions (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Compression ignition (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.26% fail on Fluid leaks (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Other leaks
  • 7.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp (38% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4.7% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (20% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type (89% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Individual direction indicators (86% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.31% fail on Electrical equipment (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Horn (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.044% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.13% fail on Position lamps (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Position lamp (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.088% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Rear fog lamp (91% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Rear fog lamp (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.044% fail on Switch
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers (7.4% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Bonnet (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear (7.5% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors (5.5% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Driver's view (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Condition of glass (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Windscreen (42% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (17% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Size/type (69% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (54% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Airbags
      • 0.044% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Exhaust system (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Doors (5.0% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Front passenger's door (42% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Door condition (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system (4.4% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Undertray (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Transmission (98% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.044% fail on Joints
      • 0.044% fail on Belts
    • 0.044% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.044% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.044% fail on Bracket
  • 0.61% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Steering linkage components (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.044% fail on Other components
        • 0.044% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.044% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.13% fail on Steering gear (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Power steering (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Operation
      • 0.044% fail on Other components
    • 0.044% fail on Steering play
      • 0.044% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.044% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels (10% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Condition (87% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment (41% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.35% fail on Identification of the vehicle (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plates (46% better than other 2005 cars)
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