BMW 1-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2013
85.0% pass rate
from 34,275 tests in 2017
(11% 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.

  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (50% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.30% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.067% fail on Size/type
    • 0.032% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Rear lamps (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (18% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Headlamps (47% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.050% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0029% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0088% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0088% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0088% fail on Switch
      • 0.0058% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.53% fail on Direction indicators (36% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Flashing type (36% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Side repeaters (76% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Individual lamps (61% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plate lamp (77% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Horn (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Fog lamp (66% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.012% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0029% fail on Battery
    • 0.0029% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0029% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0029% fail on Switch
  • 2.4% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components (10% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs (30% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0088% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.49% fail on Brake performance (32% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.18% fail on Rear wheels (40% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Parking brake performance (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0029% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems (98% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Components (52% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0029% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0029% fail on Pipes
      • 0.0058% fail on Operation
    • 0.079% fail on Parking brake (45% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on ABS
    • 0.018% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0088% fail on Service brake control components (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Pedal (83% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Anti-slip (87% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0029% fail on Condition
    • 0.0088% fail on Restricted movement (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Additional braking devices (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0029% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0029% fail on Warning
  • 2.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (48% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (16% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Wipers (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.020% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.020% fail on Mirrors (63% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Registration plates and VIN (64% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plate (64% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Suspension (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Suspension arms (65% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Condition
    • 0.064% fail on Wheel bearings (42% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Rear
      • 0.012% fail on Front (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0058% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.029% fail on Condition
    • 0.026% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Condition (94% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0088% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0029% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on Front suspension joints (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Gas suspension (15 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Suspension unit (15 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Torque/reaction arms (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0029% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0058% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.0029% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.0029% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0029% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.0029% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0029% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0029% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0029% fail on Subframe mounting
  • 0.15% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (43% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.041% fail on Requirements (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.064% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (52% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner (11 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (68% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Emissions
    • 0.038% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Fuel system (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Cap (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on System
      • 0.0029% fail on Hose
    • 0.0088% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.12% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.041% fail on Body condition
    • 0.026% fail on Seats
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0029% fail on Drivers
    • 0.023% fail on Load security (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Bootlid (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Tailgate (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Doors
      • 0.0088% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0058% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0058% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.0058% fail on Body security
    • 0.0029% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.099% fail on Steering (59% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Steering system (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Free play
        • 0.015% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.015% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0088% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.012% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0029% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0029% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0029% fail on Locking devices

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