BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
56.2% pass rate
from 1,894 tests in 2020
(6.9% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.1% fail on Stop lamp (29% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.79% fail on Headlamp levelling device (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators (63% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type (63% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (95% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.053% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.69% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.63% fail on Horn
      • 0.053% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.053% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.053% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Brakes (25% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (38% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (38% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (21 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (26 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.84% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.053% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.053% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.16% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.053% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance (80% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Brake performance not tested (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (71% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance (87% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 5.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (43% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.58% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.53% fail on Brake discs (54% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Brake drums
    • 2.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.74% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.58% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.42% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
    • 0.53% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.48% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.16% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.053% fail on Valves
    • 0.37% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.16% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.16% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.053% fail on Servos
  • 15% fail on Suspension (19% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (75% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Pins and bushes (58% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.37% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (67% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.053% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.79% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.74% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.32% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.32% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.69% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (12 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Operation (41 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Levelling valve (30 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.26% fail on Shock absorbers (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Coil spring (96% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (97% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Axles
      • 0.053% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 8.3% fail on Transmission (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Drive shafts (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Joints (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.42% fail on Joints
    • 2.8% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front passenger's door (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Door condition (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Driver's door (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
    • 0.58% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.37% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.11% fail on System
      • 0.053% fail on Tank
      • 0.053% fail on Pipe
    • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.053% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.053% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.053% fail on Body
      • 0.053% fail on Other body component
    • 0.053% fail on Cabs
      • 0.053% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (53% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.79% fail on Size/type (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 7.8% fail on Visibility
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.42% fail on View to rear
      • 0.42% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.26% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.053% fail on Window
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (37% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (44% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Spark ignition (47% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (57% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested (65% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.053% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.74% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.11% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.053% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.053% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.053% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.79% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.053% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.053% fail on Undertray
  • 4.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
    • 0.11% fail on Airbags
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (54% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components (58% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (54% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Rear wheel steering
        • 0.053% fail on Components
    • 0.37% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.37% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.32% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.053% fail on Pump
      • 0.053% fail on Other components
    • 0.053% fail on Steering column
    • 0.053% fail on Steering play
      • 0.053% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Condition
  • 0.69% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plates

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