BMW 4-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2013
83.7% pass rate
from 1,049 tests in 2020
(36% 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.

  • 6.3% fail on Tyres (18% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (57% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (18% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type (99% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Brakes (38% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (27% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (25% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (24% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake discs and drums (54% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Brake discs (54% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (30% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt (sp) (36% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (70% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (31% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (28% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (19% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control (3.5% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Lever (20% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.095% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 2.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (62% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Direction indicators (2.1% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Flashing type (2.1% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Side repeaters (67% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamps (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.095% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.19% fail on Stop lamp (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (30% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (30% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (29% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility (34% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (44% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Wipers (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.095% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Suspension (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Shock absorbers (36% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Suspension arms (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.19% fail on Springs (93% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Coil spring (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.095% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.095% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.095% fail on Linkage ball joints
  • 0.76% fail on Identification of the vehicle (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plates (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.38% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (72% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Spark ignition (52% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Catalyst emissions (27% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.19% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.095% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.095% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.095% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.095% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.095% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.095% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.095% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
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