BMW Z4 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
61.9% pass rate
from 2,448 tests in 2017
(15% 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.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (13% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Suspension arms (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
    • 5.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.94% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.082% fail on Condition
    • 3.9% fail on Coil springs (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Rear (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.082% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.041% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.041% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.041% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 6.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (75% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Components (81% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Pipes (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Hoses
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Leaks
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.041% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.041% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.041% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.3% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on ABS (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.082% fail on Components
        • 0.082% fail on Servos
    • 0.041% fail on Locking devices
  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.041% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.082% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.041% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.082% fail on Matched pair (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.90% fail on Front lamps (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Direction indicators (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Flashing type (79% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Individual lamps (79% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.082% fail on Tell tales (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Horn
    • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.041% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Battery (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.041% fail on Switch
      • 0.041% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.082% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.94% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Valve stem (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.37% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.4% fail on Emissions (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.49% fail on Cap (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Tank
    • 0.41% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.082% fail on Seat belts (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.82% fail on Road Wheels (81% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
  • 0.61% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.49% fail on Steering (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Steering system (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Steering rack (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Free play
        • 0.041% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.041% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.041% fail on Operation
    • 0.082% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.41% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Doors
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.041% fail on Body security
    • 0.041% fail on Body condition
    • 0.041% fail on Seats
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers
    • 0.041% fail on Load security
      • 0.041% fail on Access panel
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