BMW Z4 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
71.7% pass rate
from 2,098 tests in 2020
(29% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Pins and bushes (67% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.3% fail on Springs (30% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Coil springs (29% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Coil spring (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joints (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.048% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.048% fail on Axles
      • 0.048% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.048% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.048% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.048% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension unit
  • 7.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (36% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.048% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.76% fail on Horn (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Position lamps (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Position lamp (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Stop lamp (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Direction indicators (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Flashing type (93% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Individual direction indicators (93% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.095% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Rear fog lamp (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.048% fail on Switch
  • 5.7% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability control (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (44% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs and drums (64% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Brake discs (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt (68% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.048% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.71% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (73% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.048% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (73% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.048% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.048% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.19% fail on Lever
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.095% fail on Rigid brake pipes (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.095% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.048% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (24% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on View to rear
      • 0.095% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.048% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.048% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.048% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.048% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.095% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.048% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.048% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.048% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.095% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.095% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.29% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.095% fail on Undertray
    • 0.048% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.048% fail on Transmission
      • 0.048% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.048% fail on Joints
    • 0.048% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.048% fail on Bracket
  • 0.81% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.81% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
  • 0.33% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering linkage components (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.048% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.048% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.048% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.048% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.048% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.048% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.048% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.24% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plates
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