BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
57.9% pass rate
from 4,100 tests in 2020
(7.1% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Brakes (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (18 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (3.4% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (2.7% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (19% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.073% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.024% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.024% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.024% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.90% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt (75% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance (74% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Brake performance not tested (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (42% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance (85% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.098% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (8.5% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.63% fail on Brake discs and drums (47% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Brake discs (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (54% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Lever (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Cable (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (92% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Electronic stability control (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Electronic braking system (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Lever (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Flexible brake hoses (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (22% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Hand lever (17% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal (21% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (37% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic systems (19% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid (13% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Reservoirs (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (4.5% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (13% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps (9.7% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp (14% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Headlamp levelling device (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.024% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.9% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on All direction indicators (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.024% fail on Arm
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (11% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Electrical equipment (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Horn (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Electrical wiring (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.22% fail on Position lamps (1.2% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Position lamp (6.9% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning (1.6% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Switch (1.6% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Main beam tell-tale (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Rear reflectors (25% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 16% fail on Suspension (5.8% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (98% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint dust cover (14% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension arm (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5.4% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (25% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (21% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (16% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint dust cover (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint (1.2% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage (23% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Anti-roll bar (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Sub-frame (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Operation (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Bellows (36 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Levelling valve (22 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Suspension unit (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
    • 0.51% fail on Other suspension component (6.0% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Pins and bushes (3.1% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint dust cover (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.39% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Suspension rods (99% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Pins and bushes (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.17% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (93% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Shock absorbers (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Springs (98% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Coil spring (98% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Axles (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (51% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Flexible couplings (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Drive shaft (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Prop shafts (85% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Doors (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Driver's door (18 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Door condition (19 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Catch (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front passenger's door (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Door condition (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Other passenger's door (90% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Door condition (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on System (96% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Tank
      • 0.024% fail on Hose
    • 0.37% fail on Exhaust system (90% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seats (29% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's seat (14% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Passenger's seat (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Body (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Other body component (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Panel
    • 0.073% fail on Bumpers (66% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Boot lid (71% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Boot lid condition (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.024% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.024% fail on Chassis
      • 0.024% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.024% fail on Towbar
      • 0.024% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.024% fail on Floor
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (63% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth (5.6% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Size/type (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 6.1% fail on Visibility (24% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers (11% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (38% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on View to rear (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Mirrors (79% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Bonnet (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass (6.1% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen (3.8% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view (30% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (90% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (98% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
      • 0.024% fail on Requirements
    • 0.098% fail on Airbags (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Drivers airbag (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 3.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition (66% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (54% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Catalyst emissions (77% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested (80% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.024% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.59% fail on Compression ignition (47% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (52% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested (9.3% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (19% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.024% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.80% fail on Fluid leaks (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Engine oil leaks (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.024% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.024% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 2.9% fail on Steering (36% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering linkage components (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end (29% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (22% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.51% fail on Steering gear (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Steering rack (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Operation
    • 0.098% fail on Power steering (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Operation (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Pump (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Steering play (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Steering rack (59% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.0% fail on Road Wheels (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Attachment (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Condition (11% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.71% fail on Identification of the vehicle (18% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plates (17% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.049% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Speedometer (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.024% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.024% fail on Doors
      • 0.024% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
  • 0.024% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.024% fail on Anchorages

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