BMW 1-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2015
85.9% pass rate
from 33,717 tests in 2020
(16% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 1-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.4% fail on Tyres (16% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (23% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.059% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.042% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (8.3% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (11% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.077% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.84% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.81% fail on Headlamp (26% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (74% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Direction indicators (51% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Flashing type (51% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Side repeaters (58% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0059% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.39% fail on Position lamps (49% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Position lamp (46% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0059% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical equipment (44% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Horn (81% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0030% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.089% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (83% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.027% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.024% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (88% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Rear fog lamp (91% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Rear fog lamp (92% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Switch
      • 0.0059% fail on Front fog lamps (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Front fog lamps (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.012% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0059% fail on Main beam tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0030% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0030% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 2.2% fail on Brakes (19% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (10% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs and drums (46% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Brake discs (46% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0089% fail on Brake slack adjuster (12 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Lever
    • 0.42% fail on Brake performance (33% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (30% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (30% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (28% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.068% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0030% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0030% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.065% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.042% fail on Rbt
          • 0.033% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0089% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0030% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0030% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.042% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.039% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.039% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.042% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (59% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.015% fail on Pedal (67% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Parking brake control (61% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Lever (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0089% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.036% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.030% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic stability control (67% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.021% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.0089% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0059% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0030% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.0030% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0030% fail on Other components
  • 1.9% fail on Visibility (50% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (22% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Wipers (83% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.068% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.068% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.044% fail on View to rear
      • 0.042% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0030% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.34% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (45% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Exhaust emissions (47% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Compression ignition (39% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (39% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (75% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0030% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0030% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.14% fail on Spark ignition (55% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (53% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Catalyst emissions (56% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0089% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0089% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0030% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.027% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Transmission oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0089% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0059% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.32% fail on Identification of the vehicle (46% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plates (46% worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.29% fail on Body, chassis, structure (42% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.024% fail on Body
      • 0.024% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0030% fail on Panel
    • 0.021% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.021% fail on Undertray
    • 0.018% fail on Doors
      • 0.012% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.012% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0030% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0030% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0030% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0030% fail on Door condition
    • 0.012% fail on Boot lid (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Boot lid condition (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0089% fail on Transmission (95% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Joints (96% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0030% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0030% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.0089% fail on Seats
      • 0.0059% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0030% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0059% fail on Fuel system (88% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0030% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0030% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.0030% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0030% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 0.29% fail on Suspension (78% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension arms (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes (79% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0089% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.077% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Wheel bearings (48% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Anti-roll bars (73% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage ball joints (71% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0089% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0059% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0030% fail on Linkage
    • 0.0089% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0059% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0030% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.0059% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0030% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 0.21% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (26% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.0089% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0030% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0030% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.036% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (69% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0030% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0030% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.15% fail on Steering
    • 0.10% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.080% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.0089% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0059% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0030% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0030% fail on Other components
        • 0.0030% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.021% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.018% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0030% fail on Operation
    • 0.0089% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0089% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0059% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0030% fail on Operation
      • 0.0030% fail on Pump
    • 0.0059% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0030% fail on Steering column
  • 0.0059% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (9 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0059% fail on Speedometer (9 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.0030% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0030% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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