BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
75.7% pass rate
from 1,077 tests in 2020
(34% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (57% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Position lamps (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Position lamp (72% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.46% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (82% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Direction indicators (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Flashing type (85% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Individual direction indicators (84% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Side repeaters
  • 6.3% fail on Suspension (42% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Springs (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Coil springs (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Coil spring (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Shock absorbers (65% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Suspension arms (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.093% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.093% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.4% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.74% fail on Brake performance (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.19% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (86% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.093% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.093% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.093% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.093% fail on Rbt
          • 0.093% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.65% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.56% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.093% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.093% fail on Pedal
    • 0.093% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.093% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.093% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.093% fail on Other components
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment
  • 0.46% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.46% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (84% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Exhaust emissions (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Spark ignition (81% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.093% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.19% fail on Compression ignition (85% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.093% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
  • 0.19% fail on Steering (90% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.093% fail on Track rod end
Read the Honest John Review

  • BMW X3 (2010 - 2018)
    Handling is impressive for an SUV, large boot capacity and lots of rear-seat space, top engine choices deliver serious performance.
  • BMW X3 (2004 - 2010)
    Strong BMW image. Reasonable roadholding for a 4x4. Plenty of safety kit and electronic driver aids.

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