BMW X1 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
77.9% pass rate
from 5,517 tests in 2020
(37% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X1 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.018% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.1% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.60% fail on Brake discs and drums (41% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Brake discs (50% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Brake drums (14 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (32% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (53% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Service brake imbalance (85% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Decelerometer (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.073% fail on Service brake performance (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.87% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (35% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.18% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (68% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.054% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.036% fail on Pedal
    • 0.13% fail on Rigid brake pipes (76% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other components (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Lever (67% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.054% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Anti-lock braking system (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.018% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.018% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 4.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (64% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (33% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (34% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.036% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.44% fail on Position lamps (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Position lamp (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (76% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Switch
      • 0.018% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.018% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical equipment (63% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (95% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Direction indicators (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Flashing type (95% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.018% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.4% fail on Suspension (59% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.54% fail on Shock absorbers (59% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Springs (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Coil springs (91% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Coil spring (91% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Anti-roll bars (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joints (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage
    • 0.054% fail on Wheel bearings (88% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.036% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.036% fail on Other suspension component (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.018% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.018% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.018% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility (46% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.54% fail on Wipers (77% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on View to rear
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.073% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.036% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.036% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (35% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.56% fail on Transmission (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Drive shafts (57% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Joints (60% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.018% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.073% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.054% fail on Joints
        • 0.018% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.091% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.073% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.018% fail on Tank
    • 0.073% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.054% fail on Body
      • 0.054% fail on Other body component
    • 0.018% fail on Chassis
      • 0.018% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.018% fail on Seats
      • 0.018% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.018% fail on Undertray
  • 0.87% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (69% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Exhaust emissions (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Compression ignition (43% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (79% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.018% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.018% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.018% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.13% fail on Spark ignition (92% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (91% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.054% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.054% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.018% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment (68% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.40% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.31% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.054% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.054% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.036% fail on Power steering
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
    • 0.018% fail on Steering column
    • 0.018% fail on Steering play
      • 0.018% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.29% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
      • 0.018% fail on Requirements
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (66% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Airbags
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.018% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.018% fail on Anchorages
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