BMW Z4 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
79.7% pass rate
from 2,308 tests in 2017
(38% 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.

  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.39% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
    • 0.087% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.5% fail on Suspension (49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Suspension arms (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Condition
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
    • 0.087% fail on Anti-roll bars (97% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.043% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.043% fail on Rear
    • 0.043% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 5.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Headlamp levelling device (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.91% fail on Position lamps (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Front lamps (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Rear lamps (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate lamp (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Direction indicators (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Flashing type (49% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.043% fail on Horn
    • 0.043% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 3.4% fail on Brakes (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic parking brake (37 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Condition
    • 0.95% fail on Hub components (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake pads (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.087% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.69% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.39% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Components
        • 0.22% fail on Hoses
        • 0.043% fail on Pipes
      • 0.043% fail on Leaks
    • 0.52% fail on Brake performance (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Front wheels (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Rear wheels (94% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on ABS
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.043% fail on Restricted movement
  • 2.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (48% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.087% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.087% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.3% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Attachment
  • 0.69% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (65% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Emissions (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Cap
  • 0.48% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.30% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.30% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
  • 0.35% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.087% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Body condition
    • 0.043% fail on Doors
      • 0.043% fail on Drivers
  • 0.043% fail on Steering
    • 0.043% fail on Steering operation
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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