BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
54.4% pass rate
from 5,690 tests in 2017
(6.0% 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.

  • 25% fail on Suspension (20% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 13% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 13% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 13% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Couplings
        • 0.018% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.16% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.018% fail on Universal joint
    • 9.7% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
      • 0.070% fail on Condition
    • 4.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (23% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (17% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.088% fail on Attachment
    • 2.8% fail on Front suspension joints (80% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Tie bars/rods (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.40% fail on Air suspension (26 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation (25 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension unit (30 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Bellows (65 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Levelling valve (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Front (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Rear (93% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Torque/reaction arms (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.088% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Shock absorbers (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.070% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.070% fail on Condition
    • 0.070% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Component mounting (98% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Subframe mounting (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Gas suspension (22 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
      • 0.018% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.018% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.018% fail on Location
    • 0.018% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.018% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (18% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators (89% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (89% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.72% fail on All direction indicators (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Tell tales (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear lamps (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp (29% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Headlamp levelling device (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.035% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Fog lamp (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.46% fail on Horn
    • 0.19% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
      • 0.070% fail on Lamp
      • 0.018% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.035% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.018% fail on Battery
    • 0.018% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 21% fail on Brakes (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Rear wheels (19% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Front wheels (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Brake performance not tested (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Gradient hand brake (15 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.088% fail on Brake imbalance (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.0% fail on Components
        • 5.1% fail on Pipes (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.018% fail on Pump
      • 0.60% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.30% fail on Brake discs (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.018% fail on Brake drums
    • 2.2% fail on ABS (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Parking brake (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Electronic stability system (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
        • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Full power hydraulic systems (20 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Warning (25 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
    • 0.018% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Condition (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Size/type (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (29% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.46% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.42% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.23% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Passengers front (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Drivers (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.30% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Drivers
      • 0.018% fail on Passengers
    • 0.070% fail on Body condition (92% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Load security
      • 0.053% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.018% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.018% fail on Chassis
    • 0.018% fail on Spare wheel
  • 3.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (63% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.018% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.018% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.95% fail on Seat belts (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Condition (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Requirements
  • 2.7% fail on Steering (48% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Free play
        • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.035% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.018% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.018% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.25% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
      • 0.035% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.018% fail on Pump
      • 0.018% fail on Rams
    • 0.18% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.018% fail on Steering control
      • 0.018% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.018% fail on Universal joint
  • 2.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Cap (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on System (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Hose
      • 0.018% fail on Tank
      • 0.018% fail on Pipe
    • 0.86% fail on Emissions (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Exhaust system (93% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Emissions not tested (89% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.95% fail on Road Wheels (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Condition
  • 0.91% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.018% fail on Vehicle Identification Number

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