BMW i3 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
88.2% pass rate
from 1,249 tests in 2020
(38% 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 i3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 2.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (59% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.64% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.64% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.56% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.16% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.56% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.080% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.080% fail on Horn
  • 2.2% fail on Visibility (46% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.40% fail on Wipers (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.080% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.080% fail on View to rear
      • 0.080% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.88% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
  • 0.72% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.64% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.080% fail on Condition
  • 0.56% fail on Brakes (84% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.16% fail on Mechanical brake components (93% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake linings and pads (92% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Brake pads (92% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.080% fail on Brake discs
  • 0.48% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.48% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.48% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.48% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.32% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.32% fail on Suspension (86% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bar (33 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.080% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 0.24% fail on Body, chassis, structure (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Engine mounting (25 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Engine mounting condition (42 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Doors
      • 0.080% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.080% fail on Door condition
      • 0.080% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.080% fail on Door condition
  • 0.16% fail on Steering
    • 0.16% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.080% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.080% fail on Other components
        • 0.080% fail on Steering component
  • 0.16% fail on Seat belt installation check (28 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Belt(s)/padding (41 times worse than other 2014 cars)
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