BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
67.6% pass rate
from 4,551 tests in 2017
(28% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type (30% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Individual lamps (73% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators (65% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Rear lamps (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.022% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.066% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.044% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.022% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Fog lamp (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.044% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.044% fail on Switch
    • 0.022% fail on Battery
    • 0.022% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 10% fail on Suspension (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.6% fail on Condition
      • 0.066% fail on Location
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Linkage condition (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Front drive shafts (87% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Constant velocity joints (88% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Couplings
      • 0.066% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.066% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.44% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear (86% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Front suspension joints (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 0.066% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.022% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.022% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (40% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance (22% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Rear wheels (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Front wheels (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.088% fail on Brake imbalance (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Gradient hand brake (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.066% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.044% fail on Parking brake operation (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.18% fail on Brake back plates (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.8% fail on ABS (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Electronic stability system (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Components (95% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Hoses (81% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Pipes
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.022% fail on Leaks
    • 0.15% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.044% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.022% fail on Pedal
        • 0.022% fail on Condition
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres (20% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.066% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (30% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (29% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.044% fail on Mirrors (85% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 3.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.066% fail on Passengers airbag (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Seat belts (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.044% fail on Requirements
      • 0.022% fail on Installation check
        • 0.022% fail on Anchorage's
  • 1.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Emissions (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Cap
      • 0.13% fail on System
      • 0.022% fail on Pipe
    • 0.33% fail on Exhaust system (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Emissions not tested (81% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.73% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Condition
  • 0.31% fail on Steering (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Steering system (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Track rod end (98% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Free play
        • 0.022% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.066% fail on Power steering (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Operation
      • 0.022% fail on Drive system
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
  • 0.31% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Doors (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Drivers
      • 0.044% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.022% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.11% fail on Body condition (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Seats
      • 0.022% fail on Passengers
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers
    • 0.022% fail on Body security
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