BMW 1-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2012
81.7% pass rate
from 27,676 tests in 2017
(13% 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.

  • 7.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (5.7% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Rear lamps (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (11% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Individual lamps (56% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on All direction indicators (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Headlamps (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.036% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0072% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0072% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.018% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate lamp (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Horn
    • 0.043% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.036% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Fog lamp (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.0072% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0072% fail on Hazard warning (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Lamp
    • 0.0036% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres (26% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (29% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (19% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Valve stem (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Size/type
  • 2.9% fail on Brakes (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (18% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (17% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Brake calipers (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.61% fail on Brake performance (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Front wheels (31% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear wheels (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.022% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic systems (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Components (78% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Hoses (69% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Pipes (90% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0036% fail on Operation
      • 0.0036% fail on Leaks
    • 0.061% fail on Parking brake (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.051% fail on ABS
    • 0.047% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.014% fail on Restricted movement (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0072% fail on Warning (54 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Components
        • 0.0036% fail on Servos
    • 0.0036% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0036% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (38% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (45% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Wipers (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.061% fail on Bonnet (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.69% fail on Suspension (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
      • 0.0036% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Coil springs (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Location
    • 0.069% fail on Anti-roll bars (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Condition
      • 0.0072% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.047% fail on Front suspension joints (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Wheel bearings (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Front (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Rear (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.018% fail on Torque/reaction arms (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Attachment (21 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0072% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0036% fail on Condition
      • 0.0036% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0072% fail on Macpherson strut (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0036% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0036% fail on Condition
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition (73% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.51% fail on Registration plates and VIN (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.28% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (56% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Emissions
    • 0.072% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.036% fail on Fuel system (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Cap (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Tank
      • 0.0036% fail on Hose
      • 0.0036% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0036% fail on System
  • 0.17% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts (43% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0072% fail on Attachment
    • 0.069% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0036% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.13% fail on Steering (68% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering system (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.033% fail on Steering arm (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Free play
        • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0072% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0072% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0036% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0036% fail on Operation
    • 0.0036% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0036% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0036% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (41% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Body condition
    • 0.029% fail on Load security (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Bootlid (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Loading door
    • 0.022% fail on Doors (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.0072% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0036% fail on Drivers
    • 0.022% fail on Seats
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0072% fail on Body security
    • 0.0036% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0036% fail on Chassis

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