BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
53.3% pass rate
from 3,873 tests in 2017
(5.8% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (7.8% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.2% fail on Position lamps (16% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Front lamps (25% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.077% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.9% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Individual lamps (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.70% fail on All direction indicators (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (18% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device (16 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Headlamp levelling device (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.026% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.52% fail on Horn
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.10% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.077% fail on Switch
      • 0.026% fail on Lamp
    • 0.077% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.026% fail on Battery
    • 0.026% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 24% fail on Suspension (9.8% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 12% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 12% fail on Front drive shafts (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 12% fail on Constant velocity joints (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Couplings
      • 0.18% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts
    • 9.6% fail on Suspension arms (99% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (32% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (28% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Front suspension joints (55% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Wheel bearings (70% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Front (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear (85% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Air suspension (34 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation (24 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension unit (36 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Levelling valve (44 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Bellows (35 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Accumulator
    • 0.21% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.21% fail on Torque/reaction arms (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Component mounting (97% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.026% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.026% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.026% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 21% fail on Brakes (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (54% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.59% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.54% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front wheels (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Gradient hand brake (52 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Brake operation
    • 7.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (23% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Components
        • 5.9% fail on Pipes (37% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.026% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.026% fail on Servos
      • 0.77% fail on Leaks (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.34% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.026% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.2% fail on Parking brake (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on ABS (67% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Electronic stability system (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal
        • 0.26% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.026% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.026% fail on Stationary pin
    • 0.026% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Condition (38% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (31% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Size/type (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.026% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 8.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (16% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (32% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.49% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (48% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Passengers front (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Drivers (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers
    • 0.15% fail on Load security (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Tailgate (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Access panel
      • 0.026% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.13% fail on Vehicle structure (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Chassis (77% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Body condition (93% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.026% fail on Body security
    • 0.026% fail on Spare wheel
  • 3.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (49% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (51% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.026% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (44% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment
      • 0.026% fail on Installation check
        • 0.026% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 3.7% fail on Steering (25% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Steering system (27% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end (31% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.077% fail on Free play
        • 0.077% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.052% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.052% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.026% fail on Other components
        • 0.026% fail on Steering component
    • 0.41% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
    • 0.15% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.052% fail on Steering control
      • 0.026% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.026% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.026% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.026% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (63% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system (79% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Cap (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on System (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Tank
      • 0.026% fail on Pipe
    • 0.96% fail on Emissions (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested (79% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate

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