BMW Z4 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
81.4% pass rate
from 2,161 tests in 2020
(47% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (45% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Size/type
  • 4.2% fail on Suspension (62% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Springs (33% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (33% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Coil spring (33% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.56% fail on Suspension arms (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.046% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bars (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage
    • 0.046% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 3.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.65% fail on Direction indicators (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Flashing type (65% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Individual direction indicators (51% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Side repeaters (85% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Headlamps (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.093% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.046% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.60% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Position lamps (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Position lamp (72% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.046% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.046% fail on Horn
    • 0.046% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.046% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.046% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.046% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.046% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility (46% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.046% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.046% fail on View to rear
      • 0.046% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.3% fail on Road Wheels (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
  • 1.9% fail on Brakes (74% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Mechanical brake components (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake linings and pads (72% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Brake pads (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake discs and drums (77% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Brake discs (77% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.60% fail on Electronic parking brake (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Brake performance (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (sp) (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (86% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt (86% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (77% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (76% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.093% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.093% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.046% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.046% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.046% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 0.56% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Exhaust emissions (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Spark ignition (66% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Catalyst emissions (71% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.046% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.046% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.046% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.51% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (94% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.046% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.046% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.046% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.046% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.046% fail on Undertray
  • 0.19% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (75% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.093% fail on Condition
    • 0.093% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.093% fail on Steering (95% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.046% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.046% fail on Operation
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  • 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.

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