BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
82.8% pass rate
from 3,899 tests in 2017
(30% 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.

  • 6.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.077% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.077% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps (43% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Front lamps (97% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Stop lamp (57% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Direction indicators (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Flashing type (68% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.077% fail on Registration plate lamp (97% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.026% fail on Battery
    • 0.026% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.026% fail on Fog lamp
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (23% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (34% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.9% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Location
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension arms (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.10% fail on Front
      • 0.051% fail on Rear
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers (85% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bars (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.051% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 0.051% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Front drive shafts (90% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Constant velocity joints (90% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.026% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes (43% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (25% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.13% fail on Brake back plates (35 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Brake discs (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Components
        • 0.15% fail on Hoses
        • 0.026% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.026% fail on Leaks
    • 0.18% fail on Brake performance (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Front wheels (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Rear wheels (93% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.026% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.026% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.077% fail on ABS
    • 0.026% fail on Restricted movement
  • 2.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (51% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.82% fail on Wipers (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.026% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.44% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.38% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
    • 0.051% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.051% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.44% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.41% fail on Steering
    • 0.41% fail on Steering system
      • 0.18% fail on Steering arm (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.077% fail on Free play
        • 0.077% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.10% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment
  • 0.10% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.051% fail on Body condition
    • 0.026% fail on Doors
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.026% fail on Seats
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers
  • 0.051% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (94% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.026% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.026% fail on System
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