BMW 4-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2016
88.1% pass rate
from 6,398 tests in 2020
(25% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 4-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.6% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (96% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Tread depth (45% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Size/type
    • 0.031% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (43% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.52% fail on Direction indicators (65% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Flashing type (66% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters (77% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.39% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Headlamp (85% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.078% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.078% fail on Horn
    • 0.031% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (89% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.016% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.016% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.016% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.016% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.016% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 0.98% fail on Visibility (65% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Washers (34% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Wipers (80% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.078% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.016% fail on View to rear
      • 0.016% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.77% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.53% fail on Brakes (74% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Mechanical brake components (76% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake linings and pads (76% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Brake pads (76% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Brake discs and drums (87% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Brake discs (87% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Rbt (79% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.031% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.031% fail on Rbt
          • 0.031% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.031% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.031% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.016% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.016% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.031% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.031% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.031% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.031% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.016% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.016% fail on Reservoirs
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
  • 0.16% fail on Suspension (75% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.063% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.031% fail on Suspension arms (79% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (68% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Exhaust emissions (74% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.031% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.016% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.016% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.031% fail on Spark ignition (83% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.031% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (61% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Transmission
      • 0.078% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.078% fail on Joints
    • 0.031% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.031% fail on Pipe (11 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Body
      • 0.031% fail on Other body component
  • 0.078% fail on Steering
    • 0.047% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.047% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.016% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.016% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.016% fail on Steering play
      • 0.016% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.031% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (88% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Seat belts (81% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2016 cars)

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