BMW Z4 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
70.6% pass rate
from 3,718 tests in 2020
(30% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Suspension (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.4% fail on Springs (28% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Coil springs (28% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Coil spring (27% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage ball joints (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.081% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.027% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.054% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 8.4% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt (62% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.054% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.78% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (70% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (76% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.081% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (87% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Rbt (sp) (86% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (53% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (54% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.48% fail on Brake discs and drums (63% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Brake discs (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.40% fail on Lever
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.081% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.054% fail on Valves (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.054% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pedal
      • 0.027% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.054% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.054% fail on Other components
  • 7.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (37% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Position lamps (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Position lamp (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.027% fail on Switch
    • 0.62% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.56% fail on Horn
      • 0.027% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.027% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.56% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Direction indicators (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Flashing type (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Individual direction indicators (91% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Side repeaters (86% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.081% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.054% fail on Switch
    • 0.027% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.027% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (19% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (22% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.081% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (28% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.081% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.054% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (27% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Catalyst emissions (52% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.081% fail on Compression ignition (95% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.027% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.027% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.48% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Doors (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.081% fail on Door condition
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
    • 0.081% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.027% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Bracket
    • 0.027% fail on Seats
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.027% fail on Undertray
  • 1.00% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.054% fail on Airbags
      • 0.054% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.027% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.027% fail on Condition
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.27% fail on Condition
  • 0.35% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.11% fail on Steering (96% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Steering linkage components (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Track rod end (97% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.027% fail on Power steering
      • 0.027% fail on Operation
    • 0.027% fail on Electronic power steering
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