BMW Z4 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
83.7% pass rate
from 2,063 tests in 2020
(41% 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.

  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 3.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (57% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.68% fail on Headlamps (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Stop lamp (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Position lamps (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Position lamp (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Direction indicators (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Flashing type (63% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.097% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.097% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.097% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.048% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.048% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.048% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.048% fail on Horn
  • 3.2% fail on Road Wheels (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (31 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility (35% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (43% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.048% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.8% fail on Brakes (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (55% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.39% fail on Brake performance (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance (72% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (72% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.048% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.048% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.048% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.097% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.097% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.048% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.048% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 0.73% fail on Suspension (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Springs (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Coil springs (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Coil spring (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Anti-roll bars (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Linkage
    • 0.048% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.048% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.53% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Exhaust emissions (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.39% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.097% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.048% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.39% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.097% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.048% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.048% fail on Bumpers
  • 0.15% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.097% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.048% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.048% fail on Condition
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