BMW Z4 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
82.9% pass rate
from 1,734 tests in 2017
(18% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.7% fail on Tyres (38% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Valve stem (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.9% fail on Road Wheels (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (44 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
  • 3.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.98% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.63% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Position lamps (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Front lamps (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.52% fail on Stop lamp (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.35% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.23% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.058% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.058% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.29% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plate lamp (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Horn
  • 2.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.69% fail on Wipers (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.058% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.4% fail on Brakes (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Hub components (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Brake pads (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.40% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on ABS
    • 0.058% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.058% fail on Brake imbalance
  • 0.46% fail on Suspension (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
    • 0.058% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.058% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.058% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.058% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.058% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
  • 0.46% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.40% fail on Emissions (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.40% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.17% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.058% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.058% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.058% fail on Steering
    • 0.058% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.058% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.058% fail on Load security
      • 0.058% fail on Access panel
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