BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
87.0% pass rate
from 6,492 tests in 2017
(23% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (18% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (33% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (40% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Headlamp levelling device (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.46% fail on Position lamps (53% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Front lamps (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.39% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.37% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.015% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.015% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.17% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Registration plate lamp (95% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Fog lamp (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (31% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (38% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.046% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.015% fail on Size/type
  • 2.0% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.077% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.046% fail on Brake back plates (28 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Components
        • 0.015% fail on Pipes
        • 0.015% fail on Hoses
        • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.11% fail on Brake performance (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.031% fail on Parking brake performance (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.015% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.015% fail on Rear wheels
    • 0.031% fail on ABS
    • 0.015% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.015% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic parking brake
  • 1.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (58% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.62% fail on Wipers (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.031% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.55% fail on Suspension (66% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Coil springs (49% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Location
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers (62% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.062% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.015% fail on Rear
    • 0.015% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.015% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.015% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.015% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 0.37% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.28% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.077% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.077% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.12% fail on Steering
    • 0.11% fail on Steering system
      • 0.031% fail on Track rod end (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Free play
        • 0.015% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.015% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.015% fail on Steering control
      • 0.015% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 0.11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.077% fail on Body condition
    • 0.015% fail on Doors
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.015% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers
  • 0.062% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.015% fail on Tank
      • 0.015% fail on Hose
      • 0.015% fail on System
    • 0.015% fail on Exhaust system
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