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BMW 7-Series MOT Results

66.5% pass rate
from 272 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 7-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.37% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.74% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.74% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.74% fail on Battery
    • 0.74% fail on Horn
    • 0.37% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.37% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.37% fail on Lamp
  • 15% fail on Suspension (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage condition
    • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.6% fail on Subframe mounting (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Component mounting
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.37% fail on Location
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (17 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Trailing arms (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.37% fail on Front
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.5% fail on Washers
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.74% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.37% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.2% fail on Components
        • 1.8% fail on Pipes
        • 0.37% fail on Hoses
      • 1.5% fail on Leaks
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.37% fail on Pedal
        • 0.37% fail on Condition
    • 0.37% fail on Hub components
      • 0.37% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.37% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.37% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 5.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Seat belts (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.5% fail on Tank (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pipe
      • 0.74% fail on System
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions
  • 4.4% fail on Steering
    • 3.7% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.37% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.37% fail on Other components
        • 0.37% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.74% fail on Power steering
      • 0.37% fail on Pump
      • 0.37% fail on Other components
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.74% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.74% fail on Chassis
    • 0.74% fail on Body condition
  • 0.74% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plate