BMW i3 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
88.9% pass rate
from 2,074 tests in 2020
(27% 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 i3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (29% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (58% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.048% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 1.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (55% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.34% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.048% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.048% fail on Horn
  • 1.5% fail on Visibility (60% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.19% fail on Wipers (93% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on View to rear
      • 0.096% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.048% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.048% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.048% fail on Airbags
      • 0.048% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.58% fail on Identification of the vehicle (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plates (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
  • 0.29% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting (26 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Engine mounting condition (24 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Bracket
    • 0.048% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.048% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.048% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.048% fail on Body
      • 0.048% fail on Other body component
  • 0.24% fail on Brakes (91% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Mechanical brake components (95% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Brake linings and pads (94% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Brake pads (94% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Brake performance (84% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.096% fail on Rbt
          • 0.096% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.048% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.048% fail on Electronic parking brake
  • 0.096% fail on Suspension (93% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 0.096% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (85% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Exhaust emissions (84% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.096% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.096% fail on Seat belt installation check (22 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Belt(s)/padding (30 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.048% fail on Steering
    • 0.048% fail on Steering play
      • 0.048% fail on Steering rack
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