BMW 2-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2016
87.7% pass rate
from 18,533 tests in 2020
(26% 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.

  • 4.4% fail on Tyres (18% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (45% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (13% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Size/type (61% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (31% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (4.4% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Headlamps (0.25% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp (6.6% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Direction indicators (23% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Flashing type (23% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters (30% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Individual direction indicators (4.9% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Stop lamp (85% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (78% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Rear reflectors (29% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Electrical equipment (59% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Horn (49% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.022% fail on Position lamps (0.011% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Position lamp (11% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (97% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0054% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0054% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 1.4% fail on Visibility (63% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Washers (3.4% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Wipers (84% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Condition of glass (10% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Windscreen (9.3% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Driver's view (18% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on View to rear (59% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Mirrors (58% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Bonnet (36% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Brakes (49% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Brake linings and pads (39% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Brake pads (39% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.076% fail on Brake discs and drums (81% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Brake discs (81% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (67% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.097% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake imbalance (77% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Parking brake performance (69% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Rbt (68% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake performance (62% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Brake performance not tested (57% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (73% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Rbt (sp) (71% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake imbalance (55% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (13% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Electronic braking system (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Electronic stability control (25% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Anti-lock braking system (38% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Parking brake control (52% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Electronic parking brake (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Lever
    • 0.011% fail on Flexible brake hoses (64% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0054% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.0054% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.0054% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0054% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0054% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0054% fail on Other components
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.43% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (28% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Exhaust emissions (31% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Spark ignition (16% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (5.2% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Catalyst emissions (40% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Emissions not tested (40% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Compression ignition (46% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (43% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (70% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Emissions not tested (5.9% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0054% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.032% fail on Fluid leaks (42% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Engine oil leaks (4.3% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other leaks (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.0054% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0054% fail on Undertray
  • 0.39% fail on Suspension (70% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension arms (47% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pins and bushes (53% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint (59% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Suspension arm (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover (63% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Shock absorbers (41% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Springs (86% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Coil springs (86% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Coil spring (86% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on Mounting
    • 0.022% fail on Anti-roll bars (82% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage (20% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0054% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0054% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.0054% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0054% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0054% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0054% fail on Other components
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle (89% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plates (86% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0054% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.22% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (8.7% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts (30% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (23% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Load limiters
    • 0.032% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (66% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Transmission (77% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Joints (75% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Engine mounting (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Engine mounting condition (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Body (25% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Other body component (9.1% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Seats (10% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Passenger's seat (47% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0054% fail on Doors
      • 0.0054% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0054% fail on Door condition
    • 0.0054% fail on Undertray
  • 0.076% fail on Steering (58% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Steering linkage components (64% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Track rod end (66% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.011% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0054% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0054% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0054% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0054% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0054% fail on Steering rack

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