BMW 1-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2009
76.1% pass rate
from 23,287 tests in 2017
(27% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 1-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.9% fail on Tyres (24% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth (23% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (14% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.060% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.039% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0086% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0043% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0086% fail on Switch
      • 0.0043% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0043% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0043% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.82% fail on Position lamps (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Front lamps (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear lamps (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0043% fail on Switch
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plate lamp (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Direction indicators (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Flashing type (53% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Individual lamps (58% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters (45% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.47% fail on Stop lamp (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Fog lamp (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Switch
    • 0.082% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Horn (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0086% fail on Rear reflectors (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0043% fail on Battery
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes (7.7% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers (96% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.0043% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Rear wheels (34% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance (20% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Front wheels (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake imbalance (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.021% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.013% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.86% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.66% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Components (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Pipes (81% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Hoses
        • 0.017% fail on Servos (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
      • 0.013% fail on Leaks (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on ABS
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability system (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Restricted movement (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Additional braking devices (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Service brake control components (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pedal (86% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0086% fail on Anti-slip (88% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Condition
    • 0.0086% fail on Full power hydraulic systems (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Warning (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0043% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0043% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 4.0% fail on Suspension (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Suspension arms (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on Anti-roll bars (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage condition (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Front (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Condition (98% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Location
    • 0.073% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.064% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0043% fail on Condition
      • 0.0043% fail on Attachment
    • 0.060% fail on Front suspension joints (88% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Macpherson strut (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Trailing arms (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0086% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0086% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0086% fail on Sub-frames (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0086% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0086% fail on Drive shafts
  • 3.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (19% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Wipers (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0043% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 2.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (22% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Emissions (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Cap
  • 0.71% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.53% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts (34% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0086% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0043% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0043% fail on Belt(s)/padding
      • 0.0043% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.69% fail on Road Wheels (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Attachment (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.60% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.16% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Body condition (49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Doors (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Passengers front (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers other (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Drivers (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Body security
    • 0.017% fail on Seats (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0043% fail on Drivers
    • 0.017% fail on Load security
      • 0.0086% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0086% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.0043% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0043% fail on Chassis
  • 0.15% fail on Steering (88% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering system (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Steering rack (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Free play
        • 0.0043% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0043% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.013% fail on Power steering (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0043% fail on Operation
    • 0.0043% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0043% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.0043% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0043% fail on Locking devices

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