BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
56.7% pass rate
from 5,626 tests in 2020
(8.1% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (20 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (23 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (34% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.76% fail on Parking brake performance (52% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.20% fail on Decelerometer (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.053% fail on Parking brake performance (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.053% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.089% fail on Service brake imbalance (87% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.53% fail on Brake performance not tested (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (61% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (25% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.036% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.48% fail on Brake discs and drums (63% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Brake discs (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (74% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Lever
        • 0.018% fail on Cable
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.62% fail on Electronic stability control (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Anti-lock braking system (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake control (91% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Lever (98% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.66% fail on Flexible brake hoses (71% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.071% fail on Pedal
    • 0.23% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.036% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.018% fail on Servos
    • 0.036% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.036% fail on Other components
    • 0.018% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.018% fail on Servos
    • 0.018% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.018% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 16% fail on Suspension (13% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (85% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Pins and bushes (94% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.00% fail on Linkage ball joints (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.036% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.76% fail on Other suspension component (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.053% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.69% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (18 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Operation (30 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension unit (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Levelling valve (17 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Bellows (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
    • 0.50% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.036% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.46% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.089% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (95% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 12% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 11% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 11% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.036% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.69% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Prop shaft
      • 0.018% fail on Belts
    • 3.6% fail on Doors (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front passenger's door (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Door condition (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Driver's door (14 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Door condition (15 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Catch
      • 0.44% fail on Other passenger's door (85% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Door condition (88% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.018% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.018% fail on Panel
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.089% fail on Seats
      • 0.053% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.036% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.053% fail on Chassis (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Chassis condition (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.036% fail on Integral vehicle structure (93% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.018% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.018% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.018% fail on Undertray
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.053% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp levelling device (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators (27% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type (27% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.82% fail on Individual direction indicators (54% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Switch
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical equipment (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Horn (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.018% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.18% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Main beam tell-tale (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility (20% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers (29% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on View to rear (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Mirrors (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.018% fail on Window
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Requirements
      • 0.018% fail on Load limiters
    • 0.11% fail on Airbags
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (62% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition (71% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (66% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Catalyst emissions (77% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.018% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.018% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.84% fail on Compression ignition (51% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (63% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.018% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.018% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.018% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.018% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.018% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.59% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.50% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.053% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.036% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.036% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.018% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.018% fail on Undertray
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (60% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.34% fail on Steering gear (56% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Operation
      • 0.036% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.036% fail on Other components
    • 0.089% fail on Steering play
      • 0.071% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.018% fail on Steering box
    • 0.018% fail on Steering column
  • 0.94% fail on Road Wheels (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Condition
  • 0.84% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.018% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.018% fail on Speedometer

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