BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
68.0% pass rate
from 3,410 tests in 2020
(25% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.2% fail on Suspension (40% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Springs (6.7% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Coil springs (6.3% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Coil spring (5.9% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint dust cover (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage ball joints (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Linkage (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Pins and bushes (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Suspension arm (35% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers (25% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Other suspension component (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (3.7% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods (66% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.059% fail on Macpherson strut (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (5.7% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (41% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (54% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance (66% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance (57% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt (58% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance (66% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.029% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (73% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake imbalance (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (22% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (8.5% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (10% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Brake linings (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs and drums (50% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Brake discs (54% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Brake drums (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.029% fail on Lever
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (72% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (96% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Electronic stability control (69% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.79% fail on Parking brake control (82% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Lever (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (0.48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Hand lever (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pedal
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses (8.3% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 7.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (60% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp (48% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device (35% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Direction indicators (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Flashing type (66% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Side repeaters (3.1% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Individual direction indicators (88% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical equipment (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Horn (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Rear reflectors (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Position lamps (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Position lamp (63% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (18% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Size/type (66% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility (22% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (10% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (28% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet (53% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view (18% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Condition of glass (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Windscreen (52% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 3.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (74% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (22% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition (71% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (53% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Catalyst emissions (82% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Emissions not tested (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.35% fail on Fluid leaks (8.1% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks (6.3% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.029% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Seat belts (9.1% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
      • 0.029% fail on Requirements
      • 0.029% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.15% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 2.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Drive shafts (67% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Joints (73% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Drive shaft (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Prop shafts (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Flexible couplings (20 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.029% fail on Joints
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (58% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system (15% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (30% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Tank
    • 0.088% fail on Doors (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Other passenger's door (71% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Door condition (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
    • 0.059% fail on Body (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Other body component (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.029% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.029% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.65% fail on Road Wheels (23% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Attachment (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Condition
  • 0.62% fail on Identification of the vehicle (16% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plates (17% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.29% fail on Steering (90% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering gear (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Steering linkage components (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Power steering (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Operation (25% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.029% fail on Pump
  • 0.029% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.029% fail on Anchorages
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