BMW X1 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
90.4% pass rate
from 13,440 tests in 2020
(28% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X1 is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth (38% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Size/type
    • 0.015% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (36% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.015% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.21% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.21% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.030% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0074% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (71% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.097% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.060% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (60% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Rear fog lamp (60% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.037% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0074% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0074% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0074% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0074% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0074% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.0074% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 1.7% fail on Visibility (38% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Wipers (48% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Washers (27% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.097% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.067% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.0074% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.54% fail on Brakes (73% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Mechanical brake components (77% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake linings and pads (77% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Brake pads (77% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0074% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.030% fail on Brake discs and drums (87% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Brake discs (87% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Rbt (84% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance (92% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.030% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0074% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0074% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.030% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.030% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (75% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0074% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
    • 0.030% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.030% fail on Pedal
    • 0.030% fail on Parking brake control (70% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.030% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Other components (14 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.015% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.015% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.0074% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.0074% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.24% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.16% fail on Engine mounting (30 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting condition (38 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Bracket (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Transmission
      • 0.067% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.067% fail on Joints
    • 0.0074% fail on Bumpers
  • 0.22% fail on Suspension (65% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.052% fail on Springs (65% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Coil springs (64% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Coil spring (69% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0074% fail on Mounting
    • 0.052% fail on Suspension arms (65% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0074% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0074% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.015% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.0074% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.052% fail on Condition
  • 0.13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (66% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Exhaust emissions (65% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.045% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.015% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.037% fail on Spark ignition (80% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (75% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0074% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0074% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0074% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.097% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (62% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.074% fail on Condition
      • 0.0074% fail on Requirements
    • 0.015% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.015% fail on Steering (88% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.0074% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.0074% fail on Steering column
  • 0.0074% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0074% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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.

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