BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
77.5% pass rate
from 913 tests in 2017
(23% 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.

  • 7.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (46% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (48% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Front lamps (86% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.88% fail on Headlamp (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (56% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plate lamp (88% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.11% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 6.7% fail on Suspension
    • 6.1% fail on Coil springs (87% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Condition (85% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Location
    • 0.33% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.22% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.22% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.11% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.11% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.22% fail on Suspension arms (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.55% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.1% fail on Brakes
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.55% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.11% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.44% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.44% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.33% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Components
        • 0.11% fail on Hoses
  • 2.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (52% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.77% fail on Washers
    • 0.22% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.77% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.44% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.44% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.33% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
  • 0.55% fail on Steering
    • 0.55% fail on Steering system
      • 0.33% fail on Steering arm (17 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.55% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment
  • 0.11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other
Read the Honest John Review

  • BMW X3 (2010 - 2018)
    Twin-scroll turbocharging gives strong performance, economy and low emissions. Bigger and much better than previous X3. Good quality cabin and comfortable ride.
  • BMW X3 (2004 - 2010)
    Strong BMW image. Reasonable roadholding for a 4x4. Plenty of safety kit and electronic driver aids.

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