BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
58.3% pass rate
from 4,666 tests in 2020
(8.4% 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.

  • 17% fail on Brakes (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (18 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (21 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (22% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (25% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.94% fail on Parking brake performance (36% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.064% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Decelerometer (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.064% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (70% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake imbalance (93% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (54% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (8.9% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (10.0% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Brake linings (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake discs and drums (70% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Brake discs (71% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.086% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Lever (12% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Cable
        • 0.021% fail on Linkage
    • 0.77% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Electronic stability control (62% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-lock braking system (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.71% fail on Parking brake control (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Lever (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Flexible brake hoses (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (21% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Hand lever (1.2% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal (45% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid (13% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.021% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.021% fail on Servos
    • 0.021% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.021% fail on Condition
    • 0.021% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.021% fail on Other components
  • 15% fail on Suspension (16% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (79% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Pins and bushes (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (15% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint dust cover (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Linkage ball joints (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Anti-roll bar (21% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.64% fail on Sub-frames (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Sub-frame (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.60% fail on Other suspension component (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint (12% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Operation (15 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Suspension unit (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Levelling valve (29 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Accumulator
      • 0.021% fail on Bellows
    • 0.36% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint dust cover (12% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Shock absorbers (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (97% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Axles
      • 0.021% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.021% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Headlamp levelling device (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators (6.8% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type (6.8% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Individual direction indicators (57% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators (24% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (60% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 0.34% fail on Position lamps (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Position lamp (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Electrical equipment (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Electrical wiring (20% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.13% fail on Hazard warning (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Switch (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Main beam tell-tale (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.36% fail on Prop shafts (91% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Joints (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.021% fail on Bearing housing
    • 4.2% fail on Doors (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front passenger's door (14 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Door condition (14 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Catch
      • 1.8% fail on Driver's door (15 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Door condition (16 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Catch (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Other passenger's door (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Door condition (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Catch
    • 0.51% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Fuel system (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Body (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component (22% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Panel
    • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Sub-frame (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Sub-frame condition (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (93% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Boot lid (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Boot lid condition (12% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.043% fail on Towbar (2.6% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Vehicle structure (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Undertray
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres (8.3% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (9.0% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Size/type (71% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility (17% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (24% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers (11% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on View to rear (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Mirrors (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.021% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.021% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (5.8% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (25% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (98% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
      • 0.021% fail on Requirements
    • 0.086% fail on Airbags (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Drivers airbag (66% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Steering (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (43% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (34% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Drag link end (33% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Steering gear (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering rack (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Operation
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Operation (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Pipes and hoses (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Other components (60% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Steering play (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Steering rack (53% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (75% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (72% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Catalyst emissions (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested (85% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.41% fail on Compression ignition (71% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (38% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested (42% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (91% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.34% fail on Fluid leaks (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Engine oil leaks (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Transmission oil leaks (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.021% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.92% fail on Road Wheels (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Condition (21% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle (39% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates (38% better than other 2004 cars)

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