BMW 1-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2017
92.1% pass rate
from 1,488 tests in 2020
(31% better than other 2017 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 2017 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 1-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 1.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (43% better than other 2017 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.40% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.067% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.13% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.13% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters
  • 1.7% fail on Tyres
    • 0.94% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.87% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Brakes
    • 0.87% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.81% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.81% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.13% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.13% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.13% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.067% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.067% fail on Rbt
          • 0.067% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.067% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.067% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.067% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.067% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.067% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
    • 0.067% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.067% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.067% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.067% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 0.81% fail on Visibility (54% better than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Washers
    • 0.13% fail on Wipers (86% better than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.067% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.067% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.067% fail on View to rear
      • 0.067% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels (190% worse than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.34% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.34% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
      • 0.067% fail on Pre-tensioners
  • 0.27% fail on Steering
    • 0.13% fail on Steering gear (6 times worse than other 2017 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (9 times worse than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.067% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.20% fail on Suspension
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.067% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 0.20% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.20% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.13% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.13% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.067% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.067% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
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