BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
85.6% pass rate
from 6,229 tests in 2017
(31% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.064% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.064% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.016% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.016% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.51% fail on Direction indicators (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Flashing type (39% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.032% fail on Individual lamps (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Position lamps (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.048% fail on Front lamps (96% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Stop lamp (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.064% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Fog lamp (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.016% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.016% fail on Registration plate lamp
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (43% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.064% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.3% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components (26% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.096% fail on Brake discs (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Brake back plates (26 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Components
        • 0.080% fail on Hoses
        • 0.016% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.14% fail on Brake performance (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Rear wheels (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.016% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.016% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.016% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.016% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.016% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.11% fail on ABS
    • 0.080% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 1.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (61% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Wipers (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.016% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.0% fail on Suspension (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Coil springs (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.14% fail on Front
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension arms (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 0.34% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.048% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.29% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.016% fail on Condition
  • 0.13% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering system (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Track rod end (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.016% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.016% fail on Steering control
      • 0.016% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.048% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Body condition
    • 0.016% fail on Seats
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers
  • 0.048% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.016% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.016% fail on Towbars
    • 0.016% fail on Towbar
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