BMW X1 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
86.4% pass rate
from 5,064 tests in 2017
(35% 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.

  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (39% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (31% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.039% fail on Size/type
  • 3.4% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (57% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.55% fail on Headlamps (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.020% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.39% fail on Position lamps (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Front lamps (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Rear lamps (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plate lamp (94% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Stop lamp (95% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Horn
    • 0.020% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.020% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.020% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.020% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.020% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 2.4% fail on Brakes (36% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.099% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.63% fail on Brake performance (44% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.059% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.059% fail on Front wheels (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Components
        • 0.059% fail on Hoses
        • 0.020% fail on Pipes
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.039% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.039% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.020% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.020% fail on ABS
  • 1.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (56% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.26% fail on Wipers (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.020% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.2% fail on Suspension (68% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.69% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Torque/reaction arms (45 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (34 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment (120 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Shock absorbers (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Front drive shafts (82% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Constant velocity joints (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.039% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.039% fail on Anti-roll bars (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.039% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.020% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
    • 0.020% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
    • 0.020% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.020% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.020% fail on Rear
  • 0.38% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 0.16% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.099% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.039% fail on Requirements
      • 0.039% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.079% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.059% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.059% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Steering system
      • 0.020% fail on Free play
        • 0.020% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.020% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.020% fail on Power steering
      • 0.020% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.059% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.020% fail on Pipe
      • 0.020% fail on System
    • 0.020% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.020% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.039% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Body condition
    • 0.020% fail on Doors
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers
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  • BMW X1 (2009 - 2015)
    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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