BMW Z4 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
69.1% pass rate
from 3,273 tests in 2017
(27% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (26% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.2% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Location
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (27% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (27% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.82% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Front (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Rear (91% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.092% fail on Condition
    • 0.092% fail on Torque/reaction arms (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.061% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.061% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.061% fail on Condition
    • 0.031% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.031% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 10% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (53% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (51% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Rear lamps (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Horn
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Individual lamps (88% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.061% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.092% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.061% fail on Lamp
      • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 8.8% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (64% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Components (77% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Pipes (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Hoses
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks
      • 0.031% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.46% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Rear wheels (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.031% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (41% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (40% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.061% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.49% fail on Electronic stability system (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on ABS (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.061% fail on Locking devices (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.031% fail on Pedal
        • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (27% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Size/type
    • 0.031% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (31% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Exhaust system (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Emissions (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.31% fail on Cap
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (41% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.92% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.031% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.61% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.49% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 0.46% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.37% fail on Steering (88% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Steering system (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Steering rack (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Free play
        • 0.031% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.061% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.031% fail on Power steering
      • 0.031% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.15% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (85% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Doors (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Drivers
    • 0.031% fail on Body security
    • 0.031% fail on Body condition
    • 0.031% fail on Seats
      • 0.031% fail on Drivers
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