BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
86.2% pass rate
from 7,309 tests in 2020
(12% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (49% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.027% fail on Size/type
    • 0.014% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (37% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (52% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (53% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.21% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.12% fail on Brake performance (80% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (85% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.014% fail on Rbt
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.014% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.014% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.041% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.027% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.014% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.027% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.027% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.027% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.53% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.29% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.29% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.14% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.041% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.041% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.027% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.014% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.027% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (86% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
  • 2.0% fail on Suspension (51% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.068% fail on Shock absorbers (76% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Suspension arms (81% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
  • 1.4% fail on Visibility (65% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Washers
    • 0.42% fail on Wipers (85% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.041% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.027% fail on Driver's view
  • 0.42% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.38% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.30% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.096% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.014% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.082% fail on Spark ignition (73% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on Other emission control equipment
    • 0.041% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Transmission oil leaks (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.29% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.014% fail on Condition
  • 0.12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (76% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Transmission (83% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Joints (82% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Body
      • 0.027% fail on Other body component
    • 0.014% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.014% fail on System
    • 0.014% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.014% fail on Doors
      • 0.014% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.014% fail on Catch
  • 0.041% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Drag link end
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