BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
77.1% pass rate
from 1,012 tests in 2020
(36% 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.

  • 5.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (51% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (18% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (9.2% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (41% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (64% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Reversing lamps (65% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Reversing lamps (69% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (90% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.099% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.099% fail on Individual direction indicators
  • 5.5% fail on Suspension (53% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Springs (13% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Coil springs (12% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring (12% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Pins and bushes (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.40% fail on Shock absorbers (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings (40% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Anti-roll bars (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.099% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (24% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (29% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (21% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Size/type
  • 3.9% fail on Brakes (50% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (40% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (21% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (21% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake discs and drums (75% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Brake discs (75% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (87% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.099% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.099% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.099% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.099% fail on Rbt
          • 0.099% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.59% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (24% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Anti-lock braking system (3.0% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability control (15% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (38% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever (7.8% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (80% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.099% fail on Lever
    • 0.099% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility (33% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (33% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Seat belts (36% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Condition (59% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.69% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (77% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Exhaust emissions (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Compression ignition (66% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (31% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.099% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.099% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Fluid leaks (6.7% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks (33% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.59% fail on Steering (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Steering linkage components (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.099% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.099% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.099% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.099% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.099% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.099% fail on Steering play
      • 0.099% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels (19% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Attachment (63% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Identification of the vehicle (27% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plates (27% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Body, chassis, structure (92% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.099% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.099% fail on Transmission
      • 0.099% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.099% fail on Joints
    • 0.099% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.099% fail on Boot lid condition
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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