BMW 2-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2015
88.2% pass rate
from 15,911 tests in 2020
(33% 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 2-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (45% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (28% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.019% fail on Size/type
  • 2.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (38% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.61% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0063% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0063% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.37% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.37% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.12% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0063% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.20% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.19% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.16% fail on Stop lamp (75% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (62% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.057% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.025% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.019% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (96% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Electrical equipment (88% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Horn (83% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Visibility (67% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Washers (30% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Wipers (84% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.057% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.050% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0063% fail on Window
    • 0.025% fail on View to rear
      • 0.025% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0063% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.2% fail on Brakes (56% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Mechanical brake components (60% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Brake linings and pads (58% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Brake pads (58% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.10% fail on Brake discs and drums (71% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Brake discs (71% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Brake performance (50% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (61% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.0063% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.044% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.025% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.025% fail on Rbt
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.013% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (81% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.075% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.069% fail on Electronic parking brake (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Lever
    • 0.057% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.031% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.019% fail on Electronic braking system (14 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.038% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (63% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pedal
      • 0.0063% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.025% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.019% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 0.48% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.38% fail on Suspension (71% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Suspension arms (36% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes (65% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0063% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.057% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.025% fail on Anti-roll bar (10 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0063% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0063% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.044% fail on Shock absorbers (85% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.013% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0063% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 0.34% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (46% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Exhaust emissions (48% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Spark ignition (47% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (45% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.019% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.013% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.013% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.013% fail on Non catalyst emissions (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Compression ignition (44% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.038% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (68% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.013% fail on Catalytic converter (11 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0063% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.025% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0063% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0063% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.0063% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0063% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.28% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.038% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.031% fail on Transmission (81% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Joints (79% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Engine mounting (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Engine mounting condition (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Bracket
    • 0.025% fail on Body
      • 0.013% fail on Panel
      • 0.013% fail on Other body component
    • 0.013% fail on Seats
      • 0.0063% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0063% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0063% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0063% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0063% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.0063% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0063% fail on Tank
    • 0.0063% fail on Doors
      • 0.0063% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0063% fail on Door condition
    • 0.0063% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0063% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 0.057% fail on Steering (68% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Steering linkage components (77% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Track rod end (74% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0063% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0063% fail on Operation
    • 0.0063% fail on Steering column
  • 0.0063% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0063% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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