BMW 1-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2014
86.1% pass rate
from 29,085 tests in 2017
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.

  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (34% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (72% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.94% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.065% fail on Size/type
    • 0.010% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (7.3% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (18% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Rear lamps (72% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.85% fail on Direction indicators (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Flashing type (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.0069% fail on Switch
    • 0.45% fail on Headlamps (35% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp (42% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.065% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.010% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0034% fail on Switch
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plate lamp (60% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Horn (83% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Fog lamp (64% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.010% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0069% fail on Rear reflectors (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0069% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0034% fail on Switch
      • 0.0034% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.0034% fail on Battery
    • 0.0034% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 2.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (32% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (25% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Wipers (64% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.048% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.010% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.5% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Hub components (30% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Brake pads (31% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Brake discs (47% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.017% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.31% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.11% fail on Rear wheels (52% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.034% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0069% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems (67% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Components (62% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0034% fail on Pipes
      • 0.0034% fail on Operation
      • 0.0034% fail on Leaks
    • 0.079% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.079% fail on Condition
    • 0.028% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.024% fail on Service brake control components (60% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pedal (60% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Anti-slip (70% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on ABS
    • 0.0034% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0034% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0034% fail on Warning
  • 0.50% fail on Registration plates and VIN (65% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plate (65% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.28% fail on Suspension (69% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Suspension arms (52% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (55% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Condition
      • 0.0034% fail on Attachment
    • 0.055% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Wheel bearings (59% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Front
      • 0.014% fail on Rear
    • 0.031% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0069% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.028% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.010% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0069% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0034% fail on Condition
    • 0.010% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.010% fail on Condition
    • 0.010% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (23 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0069% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Condition
      • 0.0034% fail on Location
    • 0.0069% fail on Torque/reaction arms (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0069% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Front drive shafts (96% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Constant velocity joints (96% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0034% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0034% fail on Other components
    • 0.0034% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0034% fail on Condition
    • 0.0034% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0034% fail on Condition
  • 0.22% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.024% fail on Requirements
      • 0.010% fail on Installation check (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Belt(s)/padding
        • 0.0034% fail on Anchorage's
      • 0.0034% fail on Attachment
    • 0.038% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (62% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Emissions
    • 0.034% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Fuel system (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on System
      • 0.0034% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0034% fail on Cap
    • 0.014% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.096% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.055% fail on Body condition
    • 0.028% fail on Seats
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers
      • 0.010% fail on Drivers
    • 0.021% fail on Doors
      • 0.010% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0069% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.0034% fail on Drivers
  • 0.083% fail on Steering
    • 0.076% fail on Steering system
      • 0.038% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.014% fail on Free play (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0069% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0034% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0034% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0034% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.0034% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0034% fail on Operation
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