BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
77.8% pass rate
from 4,527 tests in 2020
(29% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (36% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (24% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (25% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.044% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.91% fail on Position lamps (40% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Position lamp (39% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.88% fail on Stop lamp (61% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Reversing lamps (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Reversing lamps (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Direction indicators (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Flashing type (71% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters (54% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Individual direction indicators (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Electrical equipment (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.044% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.044% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Rear fog lamp (88% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Rear fog lamp (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (97% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (19% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (29% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Suspension (56% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Springs
      • 3.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.0% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.35% fail on Suspension arms (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Pins and bushes (93% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.18% fail on Shock absorbers (84% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bars (93% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Linkage
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.088% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.044% fail on Wheel bearings (86% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility (19% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (41% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.066% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.044% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.022% fail on View to rear
      • 0.022% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.4% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs and drums (68% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Brake discs (78% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Brake drums (23 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Brake performance (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (78% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.022% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.022% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.20% fail on Flexible brake hoses (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.088% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.044% fail on Electronic braking system (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Parking brake control (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.022% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
  • 0.73% fail on Steering (41% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Steering linkage components (50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Drag link end (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.15% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.044% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.022% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.57% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.44% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment
    • 0.044% fail on Condition
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.022% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.29% fail on Body, chassis, structure (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Transmission (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Joints (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.022% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.044% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.044% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.044% fail on Body
      • 0.022% fail on Body condition
      • 0.022% fail on Panel
    • 0.022% fail on Undertray
  • 0.27% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (86% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Exhaust emissions (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Spark ignition (90% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Compression ignition (84% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.044% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.044% fail on Engine oil leaks
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