BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
54.1% pass rate
from 3,408 tests in 2020
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.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.67% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.029% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators (93% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type (93% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.059% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.059% fail on Switch
    • 0.50% fail on Electrical equipment (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Horn
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.059% fail on Battery(ies) (86% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.088% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.059% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.059% fail on Outline marker lamps (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Outline marker lamp (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.059% fail on Switch
    • 0.059% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (52% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (53% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (24 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (25 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 0.94% fail on Parking brake performance (37% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.088% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.029% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.94% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance (84% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.059% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.82% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance (80% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Brake performance not tested (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (53% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.59% fail on Brake discs and drums (52% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Brake discs (52% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (91% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Electronic stability control (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Lever (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Flexible brake hoses (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.059% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.029% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.18% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.029% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (92% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Pins and bushes (50% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.088% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (22% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Sub-frame (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.85% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.029% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.73% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Operation (30 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Bellows (40 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Levelling valve (31 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.029% fail on Pipes
    • 0.50% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Springs (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Coil spring (89% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.18% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (94% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (90% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (39% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 10% fail on Transmission (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 9.7% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.50% fail on Prop shafts (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.029% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 3.7% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front passenger's door (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Door condition (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Driver's door (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Door condition (13 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Catch
      • 0.29% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system (94% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Hose
      • 0.029% fail on Pipe
    • 0.53% fail on Exhaust system (86% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Boot lid (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Boot lid condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.088% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.059% fail on Integral vehicle structure (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.059% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.059% fail on Chassis (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Chassis condition (91% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Body (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Other body component
    • 0.059% fail on Seats (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.029% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.029% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.029% fail on Undertray
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Washers (30% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers (26% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on View to rear
      • 0.53% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.029% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.088% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.088% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (54% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (23% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Size/type (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (44% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (49% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Spark ignition (54% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (37% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested (79% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.88% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.38% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.088% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.059% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.029% fail on Particulate filter
    • 0.82% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.59% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (70% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (42% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
      • 0.029% fail on Requirements
    • 0.15% fail on Airbags
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.9% fail on Steering (38% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components (35% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end (38% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.059% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.47% fail on Steering gear (46% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.059% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.059% fail on Other components
    • 0.029% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.029% fail on Universal joint
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Condition
  • 1.00% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.00% fail on Registration plates

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