BMW i3 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
91.2% pass rate
from 2,301 tests in 2020
(31% 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 i3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (55% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Headlamp aim (53% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.52% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.39% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.087% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.043% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.26% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.043% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.043% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.043% fail on Horn
  • 1.3% fail on Visibility (54% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Washers
    • 0.30% fail on Wipers (84% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.087% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.52% fail on Identification of the vehicle (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plates (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
  • 0.39% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.17% fail on Doors (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Driver's door (18 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Door condition
        • 0.043% fail on Pillar
      • 0.087% fail on Front passenger's door (10 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Door condition (11 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.087% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.043% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.043% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.043% fail on Body
      • 0.043% fail on Other body component
    • 0.043% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.043% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.26% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.26% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.26% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.22% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.087% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.087% fail on Condition
  • 0.13% fail on Brakes (94% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Brake performance (79% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.087% fail on Rbt
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.043% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.043% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.043% fail on Brake discs
  • 0.043% fail on Suspension
    • 0.043% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 0.043% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.043% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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    Available as a range extended version, impressive performance and handling, superb interior design, eight year battery warranty, UK Car of the Year 2014.

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