BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
68.9% pass rate
from 3,870 tests in 2020
(27% 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.

  • 9.0% fail on Suspension (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Springs
      • 4.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Pins and bushes (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint dust cover (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage ball joints (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Linkage (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.31% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.026% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 8.4% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (38% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (16 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt (59% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance (74% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (61% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Parking brake performance (18 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.052% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.078% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.052% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Service brake imbalance (84% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.052% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (29% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs and drums (60% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Brake discs (62% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.026% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.026% fail on Lever
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Electronic stability control (99% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Parking brake control (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Lever (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.078% fail on Pedal
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.026% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.026% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.026% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.026% fail on Other components
  • 8.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.98% fail on Direction indicators (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Flashing type (59% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.26% fail on Individual direction indicators (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical equipment (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.052% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.026% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (26% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.052% fail on View to rear
      • 0.052% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (27% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (26% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (38% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Compression ignition (69% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (82% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (67% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.078% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.052% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.026% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.052% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.052% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.026% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.67% fail on Spark ignition (81% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (73% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.052% fail on Emissions not tested (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (60% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Transmission (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Drive shafts (74% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Joints (77% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shaft (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.18% fail on Flexible couplings (26 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.36% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.31% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.026% fail on Pipe
      • 0.026% fail on System
    • 0.078% fail on Doors (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition
      • 0.026% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition
      • 0.026% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition
    • 0.052% fail on Bumpers
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
      • 0.026% fail on Requirements
    • 0.052% fail on Airbags
      • 0.052% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.78% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.67% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.67% fail on Attachment (83% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.41% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
    • 0.16% fail on Steering linkage components (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.078% fail on Power steering
      • 0.052% fail on Other components
      • 0.026% fail on Pipes and hoses
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