BMW X1 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
88.3% pass rate
from 4,834 tests in 2020
(30% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X1 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (52% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (27% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Size/type
    • 0.041% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (31% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.62% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.60% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.35% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.35% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.062% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.12% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.062% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.041% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (79% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 0.021% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.021% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.021% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 1.1% fail on Visibility (71% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Washers (38% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Wipers (86% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.041% fail on View to rear
      • 0.041% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.99% fail on Suspension
    • 0.81% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.083% fail on Shock absorbers (71% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.021% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.041% fail on Springs (91% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Coil springs (91% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Coil spring (91% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.87% fail on Brakes (68% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Mechanical brake components (67% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake linings and pads (65% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Brake pads (66% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.041% fail on Brake discs and drums (88% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Brake discs (88% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.062% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.062% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.062% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.021% fail on Rbt
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.041% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.021% fail on Lever
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.021% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.021% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.021% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 0.33% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.062% fail on Condition
  • 0.17% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (73% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Exhaust emissions (76% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.062% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.041% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.041% fail on Spark ignition (86% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.021% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.021% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.021% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (75% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Seats
      • 0.021% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.021% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.021% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.021% fail on Pipe
    • 0.021% fail on Transmission
      • 0.021% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.021% fail on Joints
    • 0.021% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Bracket
    • 0.021% fail on Doors
      • 0.021% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.021% fail on Door condition
  • 0.12% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.021% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.062% fail on Steering
    • 0.041% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.041% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.021% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.021% fail on Steering rack
Read the Honest John Review

  • BMW X1 (2015 on)
    Practical, spacious and good to drive. Diesel engines offer strong performance and low running costs. Primarily front wheel drive. Well-equipped as standard.
  • 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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