BMW 1-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2007
69.4% pass rate
from 17,074 tests in 2017
(23% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 1-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (8.3% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (45% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.070% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0059% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.023% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.018% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.012% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Rear lamps (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Direction indicators (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Individual lamps (80% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0059% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Fog lamp (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Horn (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.100% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.023% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.018% fail on Battery (95% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
      • 0.0059% fail on Lamp
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres (9.6% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth (17% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (13% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type (48% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.7% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Hub components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (19% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.023% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0059% fail on Brake drums
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance (37% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (22% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Front wheels (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake imbalance (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.023% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (21% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Components (56% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Hoses
        • 0.33% fail on Pipes (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Servos
      • 0.023% fail on Leaks (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
    • 0.87% fail on ABS (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Electronic stability system (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.082% fail on Restricted movement (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.012% fail on Mechanical components (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Cable (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0059% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0059% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0059% fail on Condition
    • 0.0059% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.8% fail on Suspension (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.49% fail on Anti-roll bars (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage condition (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
      • 0.0059% fail on Attachment
    • 0.25% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Location
    • 0.24% fail on Front suspension joints (69% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Front (90% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.064% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0059% fail on Condition
    • 0.059% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.053% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0059% fail on Attachment
    • 0.059% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.035% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.023% fail on Universal joint (16 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Sub-frames (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.035% fail on Torque/reaction arms (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Macpherson strut (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Component mounting (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Subframe mounting (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Trailing arms (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (92% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.012% fail on Gas suspension (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit (15 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0059% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0059% fail on Condition
    • 0.0059% fail on Axles
      • 0.0059% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.0059% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 5.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (16% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Wipers (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.38% fail on Bonnet (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0059% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (19% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.33% fail on Cap (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on System (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Hose
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested (38% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.67% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.60% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.059% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.41% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.064% fail on Requirements
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
  • 0.70% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.69% fail on Road Wheels (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Condition
  • 0.56% fail on Steering (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Steering system (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Free play (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Steering rack (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Steering arm (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Other components
        • 0.0059% fail on Steering component
    • 0.094% fail on Power steering (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.018% fail on Operation (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0059% fail on Pump
      • 0.0059% fail on Other components
    • 0.059% fail on Steering control
      • 0.053% fail on Steering lock (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0059% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0059% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.19% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Doors (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Drivers
      • 0.029% fail on Passengers other (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers front (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Body condition (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Body security
    • 0.023% fail on Seats (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0059% fail on Passengers
    • 0.018% fail on Load security
      • 0.012% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0059% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0059% fail on Speedometer
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