BMW Z4 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
85.6% pass rate
from 2,062 tests in 2020
(25% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.2% fail on Tyres (61% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.19% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Road Wheels (13 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (52 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
  • 1.7% fail on Visibility (58% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.48% fail on Wipers (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.048% fail on View to rear
      • 0.048% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.6% fail on Brakes (55% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Brake linings and pads (57% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Brake pads (59% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.19% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.34% fail on Brake performance (63% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.097% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 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 (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.097% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.048% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.048% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.048% fail on Pedal
    • 0.048% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.048% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.048% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.048% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.048% fail on Additional braking device
  • 1.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (76% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Headlamp aim (67% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Headlamp aim (65% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Headlamps (58% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp (88% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.048% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.048% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.048% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.048% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.048% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.048% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.048% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 0.82% fail on Suspension (64% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.29% fail on Springs (64% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Coil springs (64% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Coil spring (64% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.048% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.048% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.048% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage ball joints
  • 0.48% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (63% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Exhaust emissions (61% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.29% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.048% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.29% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.097% fail on Condition
      • 0.048% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.15% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.097% fail on Body, chassis, structure (89% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.048% fail on Bumpers
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