BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
70.8% pass rate
from 3,519 tests in 2017
(26% 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.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Rear lamps (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Front lamps (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.057% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.028% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.028% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.94% fail on Direction indicators (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Flashing type (61% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on Individual lamps (93% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on All direction indicators (78% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plate lamp (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.057% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.028% fail on Battery
    • 0.028% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 9.3% fail on Suspension (38% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Coil springs (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Condition (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Location
    • 0.99% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Anti-roll bars (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.60% fail on Suspension arms (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Condition
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.34% fail on Wheel bearings (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Rear
      • 0.14% fail on Front
    • 0.31% fail on Drive shafts (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front drive shafts (92% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Constant velocity joints (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.17% fail on Front suspension joints (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Rear wheels (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.17% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.085% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.057% fail on Gradient hand brake (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.028% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.45% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.17% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.11% fail on Brake back plates (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on ABS (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake (77% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (97% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Components (90% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Hoses
        • 0.028% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.028% fail on Leaks
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.057% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.057% fail on Pedal
        • 0.057% fail on Anti-slip
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres (15% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.057% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Bonnet (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.028% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.94% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.91% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.63% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
      • 0.057% fail on Requirements
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
  • 0.88% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Exhaust system (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Emissions (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.057% fail on Cap
      • 0.057% fail on System
  • 0.68% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
  • 0.20% fail on Steering (91% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering system (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Steering rack (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Doors (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Drivers
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.028% fail on Spare wheel
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