BMW 1-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2016
86.5% pass rate
from 34,462 tests in 2020
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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 1-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.7% fail on Tyres (32% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (34% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (32% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.044% fail on Size/type
  • 3.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Headlamps (47% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Headlamp (75% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0029% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.46% fail on Direction indicators (48% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Flashing type (48% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Side repeaters (53% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.099% fail on Stop lamp (75% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.052% fail on Horn
      • 0.0029% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.052% fail on Position lamps (70% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Position lamp (76% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.029% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (81% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Switch
    • 0.026% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.026% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.026% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (90% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 1.7% fail on Visibility (39% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Washers
    • 0.64% fail on Wipers (66% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0029% fail on Window
    • 0.044% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.041% fail on View to rear
      • 0.041% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0029% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.5% fail on Brakes (25% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (25% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (21% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (21% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.090% fail on Brake discs and drums (62% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Brake discs (61% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0087% fail on Brake slack adjuster (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0029% fail on Lever
    • 0.32% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0087% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0058% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0029% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.041% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0029% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.029% fail on Rbt
          • 0.020% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0087% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0029% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.023% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.015% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (71% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0087% fail on Service brake imbalance (73% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0058% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.041% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (56% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pedal
      • 0.020% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.032% fail on Parking brake control (68% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Lever (73% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.029% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.020% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.0058% fail on Electronic braking system (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.020% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Other components (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.017% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.017% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0029% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0058% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0058% fail on Brake fluid
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.34% fail on Identification of the vehicle (45% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates (45% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Suspension (52% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes (66% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.10% fail on Shock absorbers (43% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.032% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0087% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0029% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0029% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.0029% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.012% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0087% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0029% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.0058% fail on Springs (96% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0029% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.0029% fail on Mounting
    • 0.0058% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0029% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0029% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.0029% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0029% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0029% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.0029% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 0.28% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts (52% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pre-tensioners (18 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Requirements
    • 0.029% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0029% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0029% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.24% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (38% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Exhaust emissions (44% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Spark ignition (44% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (44% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.012% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0058% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0058% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.099% fail on Compression ignition (44% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (63% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0058% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.038% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Transmission oil leaks (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0029% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.0029% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0029% fail on Undertray
  • 0.21% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.12% fail on Exhaust system (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.020% fail on Body
      • 0.015% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0029% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0029% fail on Panel
    • 0.012% fail on Seats
      • 0.0087% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0029% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0058% fail on Fuel system (79% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0029% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0029% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.0029% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0029% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0029% fail on Transmission
      • 0.0029% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0029% fail on Joints
    • 0.0029% fail on Doors
      • 0.0029% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0029% fail on Door condition
    • 0.0029% fail on Undertray
  • 0.11% fail on Steering
    • 0.093% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.090% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.0029% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0087% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0058% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0029% fail on Operation
    • 0.0029% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0029% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0029% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0029% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0029% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0029% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.0087% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0087% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0029% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0029% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.0029% fail on Speed limiter
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