BMW 1-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2014
82.1% pass rate
from 33,172 tests in 2020
(13% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 1-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (23% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (33% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (11% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Size/type
  • 5.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (7.4% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on All position lamps (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.066% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.045% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.74% fail on Direction indicators (88% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Flashing type (88% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Side repeaters (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0090% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0030% fail on Switch
    • 0.41% fail on Electrical equipment (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Electrical wiring (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (90% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Switch
    • 0.039% fail on Reversing lamps (52% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Reversing lamps (50% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0060% fail on Rear reflectors (84% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0030% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0030% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.0030% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 3.2% fail on Brakes (9.1% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (13% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (13% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.32% fail on Brake discs and drums (37% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Brake discs (37% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Brake performance (40% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (38% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt (39% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance (40% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.075% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0090% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0090% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp) (60% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.045% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.033% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Rbt (78% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking brake performance (80% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.0060% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0060% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0060% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.030% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake imbalance (59% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.0030% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0030% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 0.093% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.075% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic stability control (64% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0090% fail on Electronic braking system (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (58% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.0060% fail on Pedal (88% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Parking brake control (63% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Lever (67% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0090% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.036% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.027% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.024% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0030% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.012% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.0090% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0090% fail on Other components
    • 0.0030% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 2.4% fail on Visibility (43% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (25% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Wipers (78% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.063% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.063% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.033% fail on View to rear
      • 0.030% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0030% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.0060% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.77% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.55% fail on Suspension (76% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Suspension arms (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (53% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Pins and bushes (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Shock absorbers (61% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage ball joints (82% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0090% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.030% fail on Wheel bearings (77% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0090% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0030% fail on Mounting
    • 0.012% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0090% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0030% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.0090% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0030% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0030% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0060% fail on Macpherson strut (80% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0060% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0060% fail on Suspension rod
  • 0.37% fail on Identification of the vehicle (60% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plates (61% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.31% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts (40% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0090% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0030% fail on Load limiters
      • 0.0030% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.072% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (49% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0030% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0030% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.24% fail on Body, chassis, structure (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Exhaust system (75% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Body
      • 0.036% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0090% fail on Panel
    • 0.027% fail on Doors (55% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0060% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0060% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0060% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0060% fail on Door condition
    • 0.024% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.021% fail on Transmission (95% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Joints (95% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0030% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0030% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.021% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0060% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.015% fail on Fuel system (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (88% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0030% fail on Tank
      • 0.0030% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0030% fail on System
    • 0.015% fail on Boot lid (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Boot lid condition (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0090% fail on Undertray
  • 0.20% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (78% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Exhaust emissions (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Catalyst emissions (66% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.012% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.012% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0030% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.036% fail on Compression ignition (92% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (89% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (95% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0030% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0030% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0090% fail on Fluid leaks (76% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0090% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.15% fail on Steering (56% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Steering linkage components (61% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0090% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0030% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0030% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.024% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.012% fail on Steering play
      • 0.012% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0060% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0030% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0030% fail on Other components
    • 0.0030% fail on Electronic power steering
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