BMW Z4 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
80.9% pass rate
from 2,492 tests in 2020
(50% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.9% fail on Suspension (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Springs (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs (35% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Coil spring (35% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Pins and bushes (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Shock absorbers (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.040% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.040% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.040% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (27% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (3.5% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Direction indicators (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Flashing type (72% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Individual direction indicators (63% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.040% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.28% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (91% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.040% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.040% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.040% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.040% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.040% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.040% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 3.3% fail on Brakes (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Brake linings and pads (58% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Brake pads (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums (76% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic parking brake (25 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Brake performance (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (84% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (88% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Parking brake performance (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Rbt (89% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.080% fail on Parking brake performance (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.040% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.040% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.28% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-lock braking system (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic braking system (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Electronic stability control (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Pedal (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.040% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.040% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (36% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Washers (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Bonnet (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on View to rear
      • 0.040% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.8% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment (23% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition (32% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (5.9% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Catalyst emissions (49% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested (64% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.56% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Fuel system (73% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.040% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.040% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.28% fail on Identification of the vehicle (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plates (38% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (60% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.040% fail on Condition
  • 0.040% fail on Steering
    • 0.040% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint
Read the Honest John Review

  • BMW Z4 (2009 - 2016)
    Stylish and refined roadster coupe with folding hard top. Strong performance from six-cylinder engines. Much improved steering feel came as part of 2013 revamp.
  • BMW Z4 (2003 - 2009)
    Better looking and a sportier drive than its Z3 predecessor.

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