BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
82.6% pass rate
from 6,445 tests in 2020
(11% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (21% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition (57% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.016% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (22% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.093% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.25% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.25% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.23% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.031% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.23% fail on Reversing lamps (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Reversing lamps (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.078% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.078% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.047% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.016% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.031% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (96% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 3.3% fail on Brakes
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (22% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (38% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (39% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake discs and drums (73% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Brake discs (76% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.26% fail on Brake performance (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.093% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.062% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.031% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.031% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (89% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.016% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.078% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.031% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
      • 0.016% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.016% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.016% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.016% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.016% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.016% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 2.5% fail on Suspension
    • 2.1% fail on Springs (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers (66% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint (91% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.047% fail on Anti-roll bars (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
  • 1.8% fail on Visibility (56% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Washers (31% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Wipers (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.078% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.047% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.031% fail on View to rear
      • 0.031% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.016% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.016% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.34% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.33% fail on Seat belts (96% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 0.016% fail on Condition
  • 0.23% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (75% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Exhaust emissions (75% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Compression ignition (56% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.047% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (81% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.016% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.016% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.016% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (81% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Transmission (88% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Drive shafts (88% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Joints (88% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Exhaust system (89% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.016% fail on Tank
      • 0.016% fail on System
    • 0.016% fail on Chassis
      • 0.016% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.016% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.016% fail on Seats
      • 0.016% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.016% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.016% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.016% fail on Undertray
  • 0.12% fail on Steering (63% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Steering play (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Steering rack (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.016% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.016% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.016% fail on Steering rack
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