BMW 1-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2013
79.4% pass rate
from 40,313 tests in 2020
(18% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 1-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (10% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (16% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (17% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0074% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.90% fail on Direction indicators (44% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Flashing type (44% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators (51% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on All direction indicators (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Electrical equipment (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Horn (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Battery(ies) (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.18% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Reversing lamps (35% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.057% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Rear fog lamp (76% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Rear fog lamp (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0074% fail on Rear reflectors (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0050% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0050% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0025% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0025% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (22% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (20% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Size/type
    • 0.037% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.0074% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.59% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.59% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.0099% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0050% fail on Lever
        • 0.0050% fail on Brake slack adjuster (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Brake performance (43% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (44% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0099% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0025% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (50% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (sp) (50% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0099% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.084% fail on Parking brake performance (59% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Rbt (60% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.057% fail on Parking brake performance (67% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0025% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0050% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0050% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.060% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake imbalance (66% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.042% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.094% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (40% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.037% fail on Electronic stability control (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0099% fail on Electronic braking system (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.057% fail on Parking brake control (65% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Lever (64% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.050% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (65% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Hand lever (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pedal (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0025% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0074% fail on Hydraulic systems (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Brake fluid (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Rigid brake pipes (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0050% fail on Other components
      • 0.0025% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.0025% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.0025% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility (36% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (13% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Wipers (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.092% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.087% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.052% fail on View to rear
      • 0.052% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.035% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.0% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.67% fail on Suspension (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Suspension arms (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Shock absorbers (56% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0025% fail on Mounting
    • 0.064% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage ball joints (89% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Ball joint (87% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.037% fail on Wheel bearings (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0099% fail on Macpherson strut (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0025% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.0099% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0050% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0050% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0074% fail on Other suspension component (89% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0025% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.0025% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0025% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 0.45% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (61% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Exhaust emissions (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Spark ignition (45% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (50% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Catalyst emissions (34% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Emissions not tested (54% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.0099% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0025% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0025% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0025% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.089% fail on Compression ignition (82% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (86% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.022% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (90% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0025% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0025% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0025% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.022% fail on Fluid leaks (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Engine oil leaks (64% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0025% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.0099% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0099% fail on Undertray
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle (67% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates (68% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Body, chassis, structure (75% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.035% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.012% fail on System
      • 0.0025% fail on Pipe
    • 0.035% fail on Doors (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.017% fail on Door condition
      • 0.012% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0074% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0025% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0025% fail on Catch
      • 0.0050% fail on Other passenger's door (84% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Door condition (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Body
      • 0.022% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0099% fail on Panel
    • 0.022% fail on Bumpers (58% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Undertray
    • 0.020% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.0050% fail on Driver's seat (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Boot lid (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Boot lid condition (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0099% fail on Transmission (98% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Joints (99% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0025% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.0050% fail on Prop shafts (79% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0050% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.0025% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0025% fail on Towbar condition
  • 0.28% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (28% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts (34% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0050% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0025% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.0074% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0050% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0025% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.25% fail on Steering (60% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering linkage components (68% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.030% fail on Drag link end (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0050% fail on Other components
        • 0.0025% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0025% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0050% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.050% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.027% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0025% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0025% fail on Operation
    • 0.0025% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.0025% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0025% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0025% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0025% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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