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BMW 6-Series MOT Results

70.2% pass rate
from 594 tests in 2017
Number of tests by age
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 6-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 4.0% fail on Battery (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.67% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.17% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.34% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Horn
    • 0.67% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.34% fail on Lamp
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Suspension (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Prescribed areas (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Component mounting (77% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.67% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.67% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
    • 0.67% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.67% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Drive shafts (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.17% fail on Front
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Components (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Hoses (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Operation
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 0.67% fail on Brake calipers (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.34% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.17% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.3% fail on ABS (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
        • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
  • 9.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.1% fail on Washers (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.34% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system (85% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.5% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on System
      • 0.17% fail on Hose
    • 0.67% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Body condition (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis
    • 0.84% fail on Seats
      • 0.67% fail on Drivers
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers
    • 0.51% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.17% fail on Speedometer
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.67% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.51% fail on Steering box
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
        • 0.34% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.17% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.67% fail on Power steering
      • 0.34% fail on Operation
      • 0.17% fail on Pump
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
    • 0.17% fail on Steering control
      • 0.17% fail on Steering column
    • 0.17% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 0.84% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate
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