BMW 4-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2015
87.3% pass rate
from 8,082 tests in 2020
(30% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 4-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (39% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.049% fail on Size/type
  • 2.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (46% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim (42% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim (40% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp (90% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.35% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.35% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.062% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.012% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.24% fail on Electrical equipment (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Horn (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.012% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.087% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.074% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 0.025% fail on Position lamps (91% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Position lamp (90% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.012% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.012% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 1.2% fail on Visibility (70% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Washers (39% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Wipers (86% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.049% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.037% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.025% fail on View to rear
      • 0.025% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.1% fail on Brakes (60% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Mechanical brake components (64% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake linings and pads (63% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Brake pads (64% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.087% fail on Brake discs and drums (75% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Brake discs (75% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Brake performance (54% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Rbt (72% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.087% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.087% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.049% fail on Rbt (sp) (71% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.012% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.062% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.037% fail on Pedal
      • 0.025% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.037% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.025% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.025% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.025% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.025% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.012% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 0.79% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.48% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Suspension (77% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension arms (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers (61% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (12 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Other components (73 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.025% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.012% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.012% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.012% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 0.17% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (72% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Spark ignition (60% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.012% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.012% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.049% fail on Compression ignition (83% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.012% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
  • 0.15% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.099% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.087% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Requirements
    • 0.049% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (75% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Transmission
      • 0.049% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.049% fail on Joints
      • 0.012% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.012% fail on Joints
    • 0.025% fail on Doors
      • 0.025% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.025% fail on Door condition
    • 0.012% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.012% fail on Body
      • 0.012% fail on Other body component
    • 0.012% fail on Undertray
  • 0.025% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.012% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.012% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint

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