BMW 2-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2016
88.9% pass rate
from 19,729 tests in 2020
(23% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 2-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.0% fail on Tyres (13% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (38% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.035% fail on Size/type
    • 0.030% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (34% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.45% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.015% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.061% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.22% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.21% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.0051% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (73% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.051% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (66% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.020% fail on Electrical equipment (72% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Horn
      • 0.0051% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.015% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (94% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0051% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0051% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0051% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 1.2% fail on Visibility (59% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Washers (21% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Wipers (79% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.071% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0051% fail on Window
    • 0.035% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.015% fail on View to rear
      • 0.015% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.75% fail on Brakes (63% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Mechanical brake components (61% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake linings and pads (59% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Brake pads (58% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Brake discs and drums (76% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Brake discs (76% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Brake performance (69% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.066% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.051% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Rbt (78% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake imbalance (74% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.015% fail on Rbt
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0051% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.010% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.010% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0051% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.035% fail on Parking brake control (65% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.025% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.010% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.010% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0051% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.020% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (78% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pedal
    • 0.020% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0051% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0051% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.0051% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0051% fail on Other components
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle (91% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates (91% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.38% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (50% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (60% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.19% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.035% fail on Seats
      • 0.035% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Engine mounting (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Engine mounting condition (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Bracket
    • 0.030% fail on Body
      • 0.020% fail on Other body component
      • 0.010% fail on Panel
    • 0.025% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.020% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.020% fail on Transmission (74% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drive shafts (72% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Joints (71% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.010% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.010% fail on Doors
      • 0.010% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0051% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0051% fail on Hinge
    • 0.0051% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0051% fail on Carrier
    • 0.0051% fail on Load security
      • 0.0051% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0051% fail on Other tailgate component
  • 0.18% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (53% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Exhaust emissions (52% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.081% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.041% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.010% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.056% fail on Compression ignition (68% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (70% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0051% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.010% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0051% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0051% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.17% fail on Suspension (73% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0051% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.041% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0051% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0051% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.0051% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.010% fail on Wheel bearings (81% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0051% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0051% fail on Springs
      • 0.0051% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.0051% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.0051% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0051% fail on Suspension rod
  • 0.091% fail on Steering
    • 0.086% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.081% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.0051% fail on Other components
        • 0.0051% fail on Steering component
    • 0.0051% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.0051% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0051% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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