BMW 4-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2014
87.9% pass rate
from 4,405 tests in 2017
(15% 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.

  • 7.0% fail on Tyres (50% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Tread depth (56% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (44% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Size/type
    • 0.023% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.8% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (45% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (46% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Side repeaters (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.023% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.48% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Headlamp levelling device (35 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Headlamp levelling device (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Headlamp (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Stop lamp (77% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Position lamps (77% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.023% fail on Front lamps
    • 0.068% fail on Horn
    • 0.045% fail on Registration plate lamp (94% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.045% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.023% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (68% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Washers (45% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Wipers (83% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.023% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.68% fail on Brakes (69% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Hub components (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake pads (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.11% fail on Brake performance (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.045% fail on Rear wheels (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.023% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.045% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.023% fail on Leaks
    • 0.045% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.045% fail on Condition
    • 0.045% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.045% fail on Pedal
        • 0.045% fail on Anti-slip
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.23% fail on Suspension (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.045% fail on Rear
      • 0.023% fail on Front
    • 0.068% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.023% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.023% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.023% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.023% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 0.091% fail on Steering
    • 0.068% fail on Steering system
      • 0.023% fail on Free play
        • 0.023% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.023% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.023% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.023% fail on Steering control
      • 0.023% fail on Steering column
  • 0.068% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.045% fail on Requirements
    • 0.023% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.023% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.068% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (75% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.023% fail on Emissions
    • 0.023% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.023% fail on Cap
  • 0.045% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.023% fail on Body condition
    • 0.023% fail on Seats
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers

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