BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
88.2% pass rate
from 5,627 tests in 2017
(17% 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.

  • 4.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition (53% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Tread depth (45% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (56% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Size/type
    • 0.018% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (23% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.87% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.71% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.21% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.21% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.018% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.018% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.18% fail on Position lamps (65% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.071% fail on Front lamps (81% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.053% fail on Registration plate lamp (93% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.053% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.036% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.018% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 1.7% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.036% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Components
        • 0.018% fail on Hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Brake performance (80% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.036% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.018% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.018% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.018% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.018% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 1.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (54% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Washers
    • 0.48% fail on Wipers (77% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.053% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.71% fail on Suspension
    • 0.53% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.071% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.053% fail on Shock absorbers (80% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.018% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.018% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.018% fail on Rear
    • 0.018% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.018% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.018% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 0.36% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.27% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
  • 0.089% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.089% fail on Attachment
  • 0.053% fail on Steering
    • 0.053% fail on Steering system
      • 0.053% fail on Steering arm (12 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.018% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.018% fail on Body condition
  • 0.018% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.018% fail on Exhaust system
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