BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
66.6% pass rate
from 4,415 tests in 2017
(29% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (38% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.5% fail on Condition
      • 0.091% fail on Location
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (20% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.48% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage condition (66% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Condition
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.63% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Front drive shafts (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Constant velocity joints (85% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Couplings
      • 0.023% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.023% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.34% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Rear (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Front suspension joints (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.091% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.091% fail on Torque/reaction arms (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.023% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
    • 0.023% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.023% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type (30% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Individual lamps (68% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on All direction indicators (70% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.70% fail on Front lamps (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (70% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.091% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.091% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.045% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.045% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Fog lamp (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.068% fail on Lamp
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
      • 0.023% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.068% fail on Battery (92% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.045% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.045% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.023% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.023% fail on Horn
  • 9.3% fail on Brakes (38% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Front wheels (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake imbalance (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.068% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.045% fail on Service brake performance (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.023% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.11% fail on Brake back plates (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.7% fail on ABS (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.23% fail on Components (95% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Hoses (79% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.023% fail on Locking devices
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres (16% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (38% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (20 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (25% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (32% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.59% fail on Cap (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Tank
      • 0.023% fail on System
    • 0.41% fail on Exhaust system (89% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested (78% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.86% fail on Seat belts (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Condition (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Requirements
  • 0.91% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.48% fail on Steering (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Steering system (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.023% fail on Free play
        • 0.023% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.023% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.023% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
  • 0.20% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Doors (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.068% fail on Body condition (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Engine mountings
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  • BMW X3 (2004 - 2010)
    Strong BMW image. Reasonable roadholding for a 4x4. Plenty of safety kit and electronic driver aids.

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