BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
56.7% pass rate
from 5,576 tests in 2017
(8.5% 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.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 14% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 14% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 14% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Couplings
      • 0.20% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Universal joint (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Attachment
      • 0.090% fail on Linkage condition (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Presence
    • 2.2% fail on Front suspension joints (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Tie bars/rods (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear (89% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Radius arms (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.072% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Torque/reaction arms (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Air suspension (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Operation (16 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Suspension unit (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Bellows (42 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.090% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.036% fail on General condition
    • 0.036% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.036% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Subframe mounting (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
    • 0.018% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
    • 0.018% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.018% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.018% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
    • 0.018% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
    • 0.018% fail on Axles
      • 0.018% fail on Axle beam
  • 19% fail on Brakes (24% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels (34% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Front wheels (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.20% fail on Gradient hand brake (37 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake imbalance (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.018% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 6.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Components (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Pipes (24% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.036% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.61% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.48% fail on Brake calipers (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake discs (60% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake (62% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (66% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.57% fail on Electronic stability system (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on ABS (60% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement (63% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Service brake control components (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Pedal (73% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Condition
    • 0.018% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
    • 0.018% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.018% fail on Warning
    • 0.018% fail on Locking devices
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (33% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Front lamps (19% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (61% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Individual lamps (51% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.090% fail on Tell tales (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (59% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Headlamp levelling device (21 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Headlamp levelling device (15 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Fog lamp (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.20% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
      • 0.054% fail on Lamp
      • 0.018% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.16% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.054% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.054% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.018% fail on Battery
    • 0.018% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Condition (25% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Size/type
    • 0.018% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (19% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (23% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (28% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Mirrors (88% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Doors (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Passengers front (14 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Drivers (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.16% fail on Body condition (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Vehicle structure (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Chassis (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Body security
    • 0.018% fail on Seats
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers
    • 0.018% fail on Load security
      • 0.018% fail on Access panel
  • 2.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts (28% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Condition (94% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Requirements
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (59% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Free play
        • 0.018% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.018% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.036% fail on Operation
    • 0.054% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.036% fail on Steering control
      • 0.036% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.036% fail on Universal joint
  • 1.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (79% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Emissions (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Exhaust system (89% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on Cap
      • 0.054% fail on System (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested (68% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.65% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.57% fail on Attachment (74% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Condition
    • 0.018% fail on Hubs

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