BMW 1-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2005
64.1% pass rate
from 15,087 tests in 2017
(20% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 1-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (32% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual lamps (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on All direction indicators (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (68% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0066% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.046% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.027% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.013% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
      • 0.0066% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0066% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Rear lamps (40% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Fog lamp (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0066% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.066% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Battery (98% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.013% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 12% fail on Brakes (13% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Components
        • 3.0% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Pipes (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Servos
      • 1.1% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Operation
      • 0.020% fail on Leaks (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Front wheels (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake imbalance (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Brake performance not tested (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.3% fail on Hub components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (14% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake discs (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.046% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.0066% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.8% fail on ABS (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.013% fail on Warning (26 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Components
        • 0.0066% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0066% fail on Servos
      • 0.0066% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.027% fail on Full power hydraulic systems (20 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Warning (26 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.013% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0066% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0066% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0066% fail on Anti-slip
  • 10% fail on Tyres (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (17 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
    • 0.066% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.5% fail on Suspension (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Coil springs (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Location (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Front (86% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Front suspension joints (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
      • 0.0066% fail on Attachment
    • 0.093% fail on Sub-frames (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.086% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.080% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0066% fail on Condition
    • 0.060% fail on Macpherson strut (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.027% fail on Universal joint (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.020% fail on Front drive shafts (99% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Constant velocity joints (100% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0066% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.053% fail on Trailing arms (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
      • 0.0066% fail on Attachment
    • 0.033% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.033% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.033% fail on Prescribed areas (96% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Component mounting (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.027% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.027% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0066% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0066% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0066% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0066% fail on Condition
    • 0.0066% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 7.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.9% fail on Washers (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.013% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (94% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.59% fail on Seat belts (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
      • 0.099% fail on Requirements (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
  • 2.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Exhaust system (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.27% fail on Cap
      • 0.080% fail on System (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Tank
      • 0.0066% fail on Pipe
    • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested (57% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Condition (72% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Halfshafts (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.93% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.86% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Steering system (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Free play (71% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Steering rack (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Steering arm (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0066% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Operation
      • 0.060% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.013% fail on Drive system
      • 0.013% fail on Other components (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0066% fail on Pump
    • 0.033% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0066% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0066% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0066% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0066% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.27% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Body condition (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Doors (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Passengers other (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Drivers (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers front (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Load security
      • 0.033% fail on Access panel (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.020% fail on Seats (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Drivers
    • 0.013% fail on Body security
    • 0.0066% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0066% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0066% fail on Chassis
  • 0.0066% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0066% fail on Towbar
  • 0.0066% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.0066% fail on Speed limiter
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