BMW X1 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
80.3% pass rate
from 5,878 tests in 2020
(29% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X1 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (22% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.017% fail on Size/type
    • 0.017% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Individual direction indicators (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (37% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.017% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.39% fail on Position lamps (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Position lamp (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (95% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Electrical equipment (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 4.1% fail on Suspension (38% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (78% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Springs (94% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Coil spring (94% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Linkage ball joints (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (32% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (32% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (29% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (30% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums (44% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs (44% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.017% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Rbt (47% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake performance (41% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.068% fail on Service brake imbalance (70% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.12% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.051% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.051% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.017% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance (59% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.017% fail on Pedal
    • 0.10% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.068% fail on Lever
      • 0.034% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.10% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.068% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.051% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.051% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.051% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.034% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.034% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Visibility (34% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.63% fail on Wipers (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.068% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.068% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.068% fail on View to rear
      • 0.068% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.70% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.17% fail on Transmission (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (79% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Joints (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.017% fail on Joints
      • 0.017% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.051% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.034% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.017% fail on Tank
    • 0.034% fail on Body
      • 0.017% fail on Panel
      • 0.017% fail on Other body component
    • 0.034% fail on Doors
      • 0.017% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.017% fail on Door condition
      • 0.017% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.017% fail on Door condition
    • 0.017% fail on Chassis
      • 0.017% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.017% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.017% fail on Seats
      • 0.017% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.017% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 0.37% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Exhaust emissions (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Compression ignition (46% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (74% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.051% fail on Spark ignition (94% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (93% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.051% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.017% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.017% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.017% fail on Undertray
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.22% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (58% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Requirements
    • 0.085% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (70% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.12% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Steering linkage components (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Power steering
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
    • 0.017% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.017% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.017% fail on Steering play
      • 0.017% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.017% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.017% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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    Compact off-roader available with two or four-wheel drive. Car-like to drive. Economical diesel engine with various power outputs. Usefully large boot.

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