BMW 4-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2014
86.2% pass rate
from 5,141 tests in 2020
(37% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 4-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (72% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (38% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Size/type
    • 0.039% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (54% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.70% fail on Direction indicators (77% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Flashing type (78% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Side repeaters (77% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.41% fail on Headlamps (68% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Headlamp (95% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.23% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.19% fail on Horn
      • 0.039% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.19% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Position lamps (83% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.039% fail on Position lamp (91% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.019% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.019% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 1.5% fail on Brakes (57% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (52% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake linings and pads (57% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Brake pads (58% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.35% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.35% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.29% fail on Brake performance (68% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (78% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.078% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (71% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.039% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.039% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.058% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.058% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.019% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.039% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.019% fail on Pedal
      • 0.019% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.039% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.019% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.019% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.019% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.019% fail on Other components
  • 1.3% fail on Visibility (68% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Wipers (84% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.039% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.039% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.039% fail on View to rear
      • 0.039% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.74% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.68% fail on Suspension (70% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension arms (72% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Pins and bushes (68% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.058% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.019% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.019% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.019% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.25% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Exhaust emissions (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Spark ignition (55% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.078% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.039% fail on Compression ignition (91% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.019% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.019% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.21% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Transmission (80% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Drive shafts (79% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Joints (79% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.039% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.019% fail on System
    • 0.039% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.019% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.019% fail on Doors
      • 0.019% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.019% fail on Hinge
  • 0.058% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (81% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.019% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
  • 0.039% fail on Steering (88% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Steering linkage components (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2014 cars)

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