BMW 4-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2013
89.7% pass rate
from 909 tests in 2017
(39% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 4-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Condition (83% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.11% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (65% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.66% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.55% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Front lamps
    • 0.66% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.66% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.33% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.55% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.33% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Brakes (57% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Hub components
      • 0.88% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Components
        • 0.11% fail on Hoses
  • 0.77% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
  • 0.77% fail on Driver's view of the road (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Washers
    • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.77% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.33% fail on Suspension (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.22% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.22% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.11% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
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