BMW 1-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2012
76.4% pass rate
from 32,602 tests in 2020
(17% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 1-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (5.7% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Individual direction indicators (48% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0031% fail on Switch
      • 0.0031% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0031% fail on Arm
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (92% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.018% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (25% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (24% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.025% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.24% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
      • 0.055% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
      • 0.0031% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0031% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.086% fail on Reversing lamps (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Reversing lamps (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.012% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0092% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0031% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0092% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (11% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.040% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (16% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (13% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (12% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs and drums (29% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Brake discs (28% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0031% fail on Lever
        • 0.0031% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.00% fail on Brake performance (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (55% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.098% fail on Service brake imbalance (56% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.0031% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0092% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0031% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.39% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (40% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (sp) (37% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0031% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (46% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (58% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.043% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0031% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0061% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0061% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.067% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (75% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Rbt (sp) (74% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake imbalance (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (44% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Anti-lock braking system (44% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Electronic stability control (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Electronic braking system (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Parking brake control (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Lever (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.071% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.071% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.058% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.046% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Hand lever (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Pedal (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.0061% fail on Low pressure warning (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0031% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
    • 0.0061% fail on Hydraulic systems (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Brake fluid (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0061% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0031% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0031% fail on Servos
  • 3.3% fail on Visibility (22% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Wipers (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Bonnet (86% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.074% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.071% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.055% fail on View to rear
      • 0.052% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0031% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 1.9% fail on Suspension (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.65% fail on Suspension arms (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.32% fail on Springs (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Coil spring (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bars (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage
      • 0.034% fail on Linkage ball joints (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Ball joint dust cover (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0061% fail on Ball joint (94% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0031% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings (53% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0092% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0092% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.021% fail on Other suspension component (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Pins and bushes (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0031% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0031% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0061% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0061% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0031% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0031% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.0031% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 0.86% fail on Road Wheels (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.84% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (41% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Exhaust emissions (42% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Spark ignition (27% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (31% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.055% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.012% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0061% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0031% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0031% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.19% fail on Compression ignition (64% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (75% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0061% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0031% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0031% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0031% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.071% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.055% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0092% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0092% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.42% fail on Identification of the vehicle (26% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plates (27% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.40% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Exhaust system (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Boot lid (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Boot lid condition (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Fuel system (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0092% fail on Hose
      • 0.0092% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0061% fail on System
      • 0.0031% fail on Tank
    • 0.040% fail on Doors (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0031% fail on Catch
      • 0.0092% fail on Front passenger's door (76% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Door condition (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0031% fail on Catch
      • 0.0092% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0092% fail on Door condition
    • 0.034% fail on Body
      • 0.031% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0031% fail on Panel
    • 0.031% fail on Bumpers (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Undertray
    • 0.012% fail on Seats (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0061% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0061% fail on Transmission (99% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Joints (99% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0061% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0061% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0061% fail on Load security
      • 0.0061% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0061% fail on Tailgate condition (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0061% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0061% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0031% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0031% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.26% fail on Steering (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering linkage components (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Track rod end (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.034% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Steering play (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Steering rack (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Steering gear (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Steering rack (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0092% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0092% fail on Operation
    • 0.0092% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.0061% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0031% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0031% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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