BMW X1 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
78.3% pass rate
from 6,639 tests in 2020
(30% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X1 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.3% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (47% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.060% fail on Size/type
  • 5.1% fail on Suspension (40% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms (65% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Ball joint dust cover (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.27% fail on Springs (92% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Coil springs (92% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Coil spring (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Shock absorbers (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings (58% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bars (92% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joints (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.075% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.045% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.060% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.060% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 4.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (56% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (34% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.015% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.015% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.015% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.57% fail on Position lamps (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Position lamp (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.030% fail on Switch (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment (58% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.045% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.11% fail on Direction indicators (93% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Flashing type (93% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Individual direction indicators (93% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Side repeaters (95% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.090% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (95% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.015% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.015% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.015% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.015% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (26% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.030% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs and drums (53% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Brake discs (54% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.015% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.015% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (26% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt (53% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake imbalance (82% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance (57% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (62% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance (65% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.030% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (86% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.015% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.15% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.12% fail on Lever
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.14% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (55% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic braking system (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.090% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.075% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.075% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.015% fail on Pedal
    • 0.045% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.045% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Other components
      • 0.015% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.030% fail on Rigid brake pipes (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs
  • 2.3% fail on Visibility (49% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.47% fail on Wipers (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.075% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.045% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.045% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.015% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Exhaust system (41% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Transmission (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Drive shafts (65% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Joints (67% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.090% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.075% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.015% fail on System
    • 0.045% fail on Undertray
    • 0.030% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.015% fail on Body
      • 0.015% fail on Other body component
    • 0.015% fail on Doors
      • 0.015% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition
    • 0.015% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.44% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Exhaust emissions (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Compression ignition (61% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (64% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Spark ignition (92% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Catalyst emissions (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.045% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.015% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.015% fail on Undertray
  • 0.35% fail on Steering (72% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Steering linkage components (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.045% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.030% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
    • 0.045% fail on Power steering
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
      • 0.015% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.015% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.015% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment
    • 0.015% fail on Condition
  • 0.20% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (68% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Seat belts (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements
    • 0.015% fail on Airbags
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag
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