BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
79.8% pass rate
from 6,099 tests in 2020
(8.4% 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.

  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (13% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (53% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (17% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 4.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (16% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (53% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (25% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (22% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Headlamp levelling device (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (28% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Direction indicators (34% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Flashing type (34% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters (51% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Individual direction indicators (3.2% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Reversing lamps (200% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Reversing lamps (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Position lamps (1.2% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Position lamp (9.2% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.016% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.016% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.016% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.016% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes (6.5% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (23% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (46% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (46% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Brake linings (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums (61% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs (61% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Brake performance (72% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (82% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.082% fail on Service brake performance (86% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.049% fail on Service brake imbalance (64% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (92% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Rbt (sp) (92% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.016% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (11% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Anti-lock braking system (11% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Electronic stability control (41% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.033% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (4.3% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (18% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.016% fail on Reservoirs
  • 3.8% fail on Suspension (6.1% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Mounting
    • 0.26% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes (67% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint (87% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.25% fail on Wheel bearings (57% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Shock absorbers (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (43% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 2.2% fail on Visibility (46% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (58% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers (24% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Driver's view (35% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.016% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.016% fail on View to rear
      • 0.016% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.44% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (27% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.098% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (44% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Airbags
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels (54% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment (63% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Condition (24% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.31% fail on Steering (38% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering linkage components (42% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Drag link end (14 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Steering gear (36% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Steering rack (32% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Exhaust emissions (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Compression ignition (52% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (17% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (77% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Spark ignition (89% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (87% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.016% fail on NOx sensor
  • 0.21% fail on Identification of the vehicle (0.93% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plates (8.2% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (90% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Body (12% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Body condition
      • 0.016% fail on Other body component
    • 0.016% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.016% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.016% fail on Towbar
      • 0.016% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.016% fail on Transmission
      • 0.016% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.016% fail on Joints
    • 0.016% fail on Doors
      • 0.016% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition
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