BMW X1 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
83.3% pass rate
from 7,576 tests in 2020
(32% 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.

  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (15% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (50% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.053% fail on Size/type
    • 0.053% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes (35% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (36% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (31% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (31% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs and drums (55% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Brake discs (55% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.013% fail on Rod
    • 0.88% fail on Brake performance (32% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.22% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp) (54% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt (56% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake imbalance (75% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.092% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.092% fail on Rbt
          • 0.066% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.040% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (75% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.079% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.026% fail on Pedal
    • 0.092% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.079% fail on Lever
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.092% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.066% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.040% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.066% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.026% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.026% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.026% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Other components
      • 0.013% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.013% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.7% fail on Suspension (37% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (81% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint (93% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.12% fail on Springs (94% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Coil spring (94% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.053% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Shock absorbers (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.013% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 2.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (65% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (46% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.77% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.73% fail on Side repeaters (95% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Individual direction indicators (89% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.34% fail on Position lamps (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Position lamp (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Switch (14 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Headlamps (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.066% fail on Stop lamp (96% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.040% fail on Electrical equipment (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.013% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 2.2% fail on Visibility (47% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.44% fail on Wipers (83% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.092% fail on View to rear
      • 0.079% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.013% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.079% fail on Driver's view
  • 0.59% fail on Body, chassis, structure (52% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.11% fail on Transmission (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Joints (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.013% fail on Joints
    • 0.066% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.066% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.053% fail on Seats
      • 0.053% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Body
      • 0.040% fail on Other body component
    • 0.026% fail on Undertray
    • 0.013% fail on Doors
      • 0.013% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
  • 0.37% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Condition
  • 0.21% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Exhaust emissions (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Compression ignition (75% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.026% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (88% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Spark ignition (89% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.026% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.17% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.053% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
    • 0.053% fail on Steering linkage components (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.013% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.013% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.040% fail on Steering coupling (28 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Universal joint (29 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Steering play
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.12% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (71% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.066% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
    • 0.026% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Airbags
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.013% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.013% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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