BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
55.2% pass rate
from 2,290 tests in 2017
(9.8% 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.

  • 24% fail on Suspension
    • 12% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 12% fail on Front drive shafts (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 12% fail on Constant velocity joints (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.22% fail on Drive shafts
    • 9.0% fail on Suspension arms (92% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (99% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.087% fail on Condition
    • 6.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
      • 0.044% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.52% fail on Tie bars/rods (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.48% fail on Wheel bearings (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Front (67% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear (78% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Air suspension (29 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation (74 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Levelling valve (41 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.17% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas (96% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Subframe mounting (80% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (96% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.087% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.087% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.9% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Individual lamps (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.61% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.17% fail on Tell tales (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Front lamps (30% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.044% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (38% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp (33% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device (15 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.52% fail on Horn
    • 0.22% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.087% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.087% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.044% fail on Lamp
      • 0.044% fail on Switch
    • 0.087% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.044% fail on Battery
  • 21% fail on Brakes (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (41% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.79% fail on Front wheels (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Gradient hand brake (23 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Brake operation
    • 6.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.1% fail on Components
        • 5.0% fail on Pipes
        • 1.9% fail on Hoses
        • 0.087% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.044% fail on Valves
      • 0.48% fail on Leaks
      • 0.35% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs (67% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.13% fail on Brake back plates (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Parking brake (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on ABS (85% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.087% fail on Locking devices (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.044% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.044% fail on Pedal
        • 0.044% fail on Condition
  • 8.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers (24% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.92% fail on Mirrors (95% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Condition
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (35% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Size/type (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 5.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (96% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.044% fail on Installation check
        • 0.044% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 4.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (50% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Emissions (46% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.52% fail on System
      • 0.39% fail on Cap
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.044% fail on Tank
      • 0.044% fail on Hose
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (79% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.0% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Passengers front (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Drivers (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.22% fail on Body condition (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Vehicle structure (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Chassis (83% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Body security
    • 0.044% fail on Load security
      • 0.044% fail on Bootlid
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Track rod end (67% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.087% fail on Free play
        • 0.087% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.35% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.087% fail on Other components
      • 0.044% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.044% fail on Operation
      • 0.044% fail on Pump
    • 0.13% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.044% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.3% fail on Road Wheels (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Condition

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