BMW 2-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2014
85.3% pass rate
from 5,475 tests in 2020
(31% 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 2-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (32% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.89% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.018% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.037% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.091% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.055% fail on Horn
      • 0.018% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.037% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 1.9% fail on Brakes (45% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (38% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (34% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (34% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.27% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.27% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (80% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.073% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.018% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.018% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.018% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.018% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.018% fail on Rbt
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses (200% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.037% fail on Electronic braking system (34 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.018% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.018% fail on Pedal
    • 0.018% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic parking brake
  • 1.9% fail on Visibility (55% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.62% fail on Wipers (77% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.055% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.037% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.018% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.018% fail on View to rear
      • 0.018% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.0% fail on Suspension (54% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage
      • 0.018% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.091% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.018% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.018% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.018% fail on Suspension rod
  • 0.60% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.51% fail on Exhaust emissions (42% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.091% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.037% fail on Emission control equipment (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Catalytic converter (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Compression ignition (60% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.018% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.018% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.018% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.018% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.091% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.055% fail on Other leaks (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Transmission oil leaks (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.58% fail on Identification of the vehicle (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plates (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Attachment (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.40% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.33% fail on Seat belts (98% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.27% fail on Body, chassis, structure (70% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.055% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Seats
      • 0.018% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.018% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.037% fail on Boot lid (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Boot lid condition (12 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.018% fail on System
    • 0.018% fail on Towbar
      • 0.018% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.018% fail on Transmission
      • 0.018% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.018% fail on Joints
  • 0.091% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Steering linkage components (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Track rod end (76% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.018% fail on Steering wheel
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