BMW X1 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
87.5% pass rate
from 6,416 tests in 2017
(26% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X1 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.8% fail on Tyres (47% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (28% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.047% fail on Size/type
    • 0.031% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (59% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.58% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters (68% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.016% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.26% fail on Position lamps (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front lamps (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamps (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.062% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.094% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Fog lamp (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.031% fail on Registration plate lamp (98% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.031% fail on Horn
    • 0.016% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.016% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
  • 1.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (58% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.45% fail on Wipers (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.016% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.2% fail on Brakes (56% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Hub components (62% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Brake pads (64% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.031% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.34% fail on Brake performance (52% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Rear wheels (64% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Front wheels (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.016% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Components
        • 0.047% fail on Hoses
        • 0.016% fail on Pipes
    • 0.047% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
      • 0.016% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.016% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.016% fail on ABS
    • 0.016% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.95% fail on Suspension (42% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.047% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.047% fail on Shock absorbers (87% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.031% fail on Torque/reaction arms (30 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (32 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 0.016% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.016% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.016% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.016% fail on Rear
    • 0.016% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 0.41% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.016% fail on Condition
  • 0.16% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.078% fail on Condition
      • 0.062% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.016% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.094% fail on Steering
    • 0.047% fail on Steering system (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Free play
        • 0.016% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.016% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.016% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.016% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.031% fail on Steering control
      • 0.031% fail on Steering coupling (35 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Universal joint (37 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Power steering
      • 0.016% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.094% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (77% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Exhaust system (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.016% fail on Cap
      • 0.016% fail on System
    • 0.031% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.016% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.016% fail on Body condition
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