BMW 1-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2011
81.2% pass rate
from 22,747 tests in 2017
(24% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 1-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.1% fail on Tyres (27% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth (34% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (15% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.048% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (46% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (36% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear lamps (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.018% fail on Switch (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Headlamps (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.018% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (68% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0044% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.018% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0044% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0044% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.71% fail on Direction indicators (31% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Flashing type (31% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on Individual lamps (52% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.49% fail on Stop lamp (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plate lamp (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Rear fog lamp (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Fog lamp (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Switch
    • 0.044% fail on Horn (68% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Electrical wiring (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.0044% fail on Battery
    • 0.0044% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0044% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0044% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0044% fail on Lamp
  • 3.5% fail on Brakes (24% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components (15% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (14% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs (38% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.81% fail on Hydraulic systems (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Components (72% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Hoses
        • 0.018% fail on Pipes (89% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0044% fail on Servos
      • 0.0088% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0044% fail on Operation
    • 0.68% fail on Brake performance (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear wheels (63% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Front wheels (50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (61% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Brake imbalance (50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.018% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.062% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.062% fail on Parking brake (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.048% fail on ABS (62% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Restricted movement (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0088% fail on Additional braking devices (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0044% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0044% fail on Warning
    • 0.0044% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0044% fail on Components
        • 0.0044% fail on Servos
  • 3.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (24% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (65% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Wipers (82% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.1% fail on Suspension (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers (39% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Suspension arms (70% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0044% fail on Condition
    • 0.097% fail on Wheel bearings (55% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Rear
      • 0.026% fail on Front (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (91% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0044% fail on Condition
      • 0.0044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.066% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Condition (97% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Location
    • 0.022% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0044% fail on Condition
    • 0.018% fail on Macpherson strut (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0088% fail on Front suspension joints (96% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0088% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Front drive shafts (98% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0088% fail on Constant velocity joints (98% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0044% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0044% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0044% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0044% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0044% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0044% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 0.69% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (22% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Exhaust system (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested (90% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Fuel system (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Cap (70% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0044% fail on Tank
      • 0.0044% fail on Hose
      • 0.0044% fail on System
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels (93% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Condition
    • 0.0044% fail on Halfshafts
  • 0.52% fail on Registration plates and VIN (31% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plate (31% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.18% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.16% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.0088% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0044% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts (36% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0044% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0044% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0044% fail on Belt(s)/padding
      • 0.0044% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.13% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (46% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Body condition
    • 0.031% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Access panel (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0044% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.022% fail on Doors (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0088% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.0044% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.022% fail on Seats
      • 0.022% fail on Passengers
    • 0.0044% fail on Body security
  • 0.070% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Steering system (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0088% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.0044% fail on Steering operation

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