BMW X3 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
89.1% pass rate
from 9,694 tests in 2020
(16% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.1% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (57% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (20% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Size/type
  • 2.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (20% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.26% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.26% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.031% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Position lamps (70% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Position lamp (75% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.021% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (86% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.010% fail on Horn
  • 1.8% fail on Brakes
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (30% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (30% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake discs and drums (74% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Brake discs (73% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Brake performance (88% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance (91% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Rbt (91% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance (88% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.010% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.010% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.031% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.010% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.010% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.010% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.010% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 1.1% fail on Visibility (60% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Wipers (75% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.041% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.041% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.021% fail on View to rear
      • 0.021% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.71% fail on Suspension
    • 0.43% fail on Springs (200% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Coil springs (200% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Coil spring (200% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.072% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.041% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.010% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.010% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.33% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts (78% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (87% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.27% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Exhaust emissions (52% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.062% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.041% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.031% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.052% fail on Spark ignition (73% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (60% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.031% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.021% fail on Transmission
      • 0.021% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.021% fail on Joints
    • 0.010% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Bracket
    • 0.010% fail on Doors
      • 0.010% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.010% fail on Door condition
    • 0.010% fail on Seats
      • 0.010% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.021% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.021% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.010% fail on Steering
    • 0.010% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.010% fail on Track rod end
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