BMW 1-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2009
71.5% pass rate
from 26,541 tests in 2020
(25% 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.

  • 7.5% fail on Suspension (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint dust cover (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.46% fail on Anti-roll bars (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joints (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Linkage (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint dust cover (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0075% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.23% fail on Springs (95% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Coil spring (95% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Macpherson strut (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Other suspension component (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0075% fail on Ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0075% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0038% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.038% fail on Sub-frames (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0038% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0038% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.026% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Suspension unit (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0075% fail on Axles (94% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (93% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 7.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp levelling device (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0075% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0038% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (29% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (29% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Individual direction indicators (32% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Side repeaters (20% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on All direction indicators (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0038% fail on Switch
      • 0.0038% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0038% fail on Arm
    • 0.72% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Position lamps (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Position lamp (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0038% fail on Switch
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical equipment (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Electrical wiring (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Horn (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.072% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 0.019% fail on Rear reflectors (73% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres (9.1% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth (14% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.0075% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.9% fail on Brakes (13% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.74% fail on Brake discs and drums (31% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Brake discs (31% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0038% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0075% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (93% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Cable (90% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance (25% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.0075% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (43% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (42% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance (53% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0038% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.40% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (45% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance (48% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.053% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0075% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.015% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0075% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0075% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0038% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.13% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (71% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp) (71% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.087% fail on Service brake imbalance (78% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.049% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0038% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0038% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.075% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.83% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (74% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Anti-lock braking system (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Electronic stability control (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.20% fail on Parking brake control (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Lever (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.20% fail on Rigid brake pipes (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pedal (90% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.094% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.094% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.041% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Operation
    • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic systems (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Brake fluid (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Servos
      • 0.0075% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.015% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0075% fail on Other components
      • 0.0038% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0038% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.0038% fail on Additional braking device
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility (24% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.87% fail on Wipers (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Bonnet (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on View to rear
      • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0038% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition (27% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (21% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Catalyst emissions (28% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Emissions not tested (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0038% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0038% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.66% fail on Compression ignition (55% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (37% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested (89% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (83% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.015% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0038% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0038% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.019% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.015% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.011% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Engine oil leaks (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.011% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0075% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0038% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (12% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.011% fail on System
      • 0.0038% fail on Pipe
    • 0.14% fail on Transmission (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Drive shaft (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Joints (97% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.038% fail on Flexible couplings (16 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0075% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.0038% fail on Joints
      • 0.0038% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.053% fail on Bumpers (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Doors (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Front passenger's door (74% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Other passenger's door (81% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's door (81% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Body (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Other body component (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Panel
    • 0.038% fail on Undertray
    • 0.015% fail on Seats (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.0038% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0075% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0038% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0038% fail on Strengthening plate
      • 0.0038% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0038% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0038% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0038% fail on Load security
      • 0.0038% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0038% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0038% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.030% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0038% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0038% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Airbags
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0038% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.81% fail on Road Wheels (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Attachment (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Condition
  • 0.54% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.31% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering linkage components (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.098% fail on Steering gear (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Steering rack (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0075% fail on Operation
    • 0.030% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.015% fail on Steering play
      • 0.015% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0075% fail on Power steering (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0038% fail on Operation
      • 0.0038% fail on Rams
    • 0.0075% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0038% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0038% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0038% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.011% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0075% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0038% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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