BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
56.4% pass rate
from 8,519 tests in 2020
(4.0% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Brakes (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (22 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (22 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (28% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.070% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.059% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.082% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.059% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.72% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt (76% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (82% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.54% fail on Brake performance not tested (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance (82% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (72% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.035% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs and drums (66% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs (66% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.082% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (69% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Lever
        • 0.012% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.00% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.65% fail on Electronic stability control (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.50% fail on Flexible brake hoses (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.27% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.012% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.012% fail on Valves
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.023% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
    • 0.012% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.012% fail on Leaks
    • 0.012% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.012% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
    • 0.012% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
  • 16% fail on Suspension (8.4% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 13% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Pins and bushes (75% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.18% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (38% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage ball joints (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.59% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.094% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Operation (22 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Levelling valve (16 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.012% fail on Bellows
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Suspension rods (95% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.059% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.012% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.035% fail on Macpherson strut (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.023% fail on Springs (99% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.059% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators (17% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (17% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Individual direction indicators (58% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Horn (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.082% fail on Trailer electrical socket (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.22% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
      • 0.012% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.012% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 0.082% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.082% fail on Main beam tell-tale (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.012% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Transmission (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 11% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 10% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.047% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.023% fail on Bearing housing (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Prop shafts (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Joints (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.012% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 3.7% fail on Doors (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Front passenger's door (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Door condition (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Hinge
      • 1.6% fail on Driver's door (15 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Door condition (17 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
        • 0.012% fail on Catch
    • 0.47% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.035% fail on Tank (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on System
    • 0.070% fail on Bumpers (65% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Body (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Other body component
    • 0.012% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.012% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.012% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.012% fail on Towbar
      • 0.012% fail on Coupling
      • 0.012% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.012% fail on Load security
      • 0.012% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.012% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.012% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.012% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (48% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.52% fail on Size/type (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.38% fail on View to rear
      • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.90% fail on Condition (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Requirements
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.047% fail on Airbags
      • 0.047% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (52% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.48% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.48% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Operation
      • 0.035% fail on Other components
      • 0.012% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.035% fail on Steering play (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.012% fail on Steering column
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Compression ignition (60% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (67% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (46% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.012% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.012% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.55% fail on Spark ignition (89% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Emissions not tested (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Engine oil leaks (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.035% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.023% fail on Undertray
      • 0.012% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.94% fail on Identification of the vehicle (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plates (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.81% fail on Road Wheels (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Attachment (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Condition
  • 0.023% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.023% fail on Anchorages

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