BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
56.2% pass rate
from 7,914 tests in 2017
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.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 14% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 14% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 14% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Couplings (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.23% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Universal joint
    • 8.3% fail on Suspension arms (91% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Front suspension joints (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Front
      • 0.11% fail on Rear (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Shock absorbers (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Torque/reaction arms (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Air suspension (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Levelling valve (77 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
      • 0.025% fail on Suspension unit (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Other components (59 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.088% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.076% fail on Trailing arms (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.025% fail on Coil springs (100% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Condition (99% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Axles
      • 0.013% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Component mounting
  • 20% fail on Brakes (48% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Rear wheels (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Front wheels (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Gradient hand brake (32 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Brake imbalance (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.038% fail on Parking brake operation (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Components (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Pipes (78% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Hoses
        • 0.038% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.51% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components (20% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.39% fail on Brake discs (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.038% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.6% fail on Parking brake (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.80% fail on ABS
    • 0.64% fail on Electronic stability system (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Mechanical components (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Lever
    • 0.038% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Restricted movement (86% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Service brake control components (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pedal (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Condition
  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Position lamps (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device (25 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Headlamp levelling device (16 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.013% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators (31% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type (31% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Individual lamps (60% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators (68% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Fog lamp (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.18% fail on Horn (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.076% fail on Lamp
      • 0.038% fail on Switch
      • 0.013% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.051% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.051% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.013% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 10% fail on Tyres (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Condition (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.3% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Size/type (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (11% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.30% fail on Windscreen (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Doors (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Drivers (17 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Passengers front (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.038% fail on Seats (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers
    • 0.025% fail on Vehicle structure (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Chassis (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Body condition (95% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Load security
      • 0.025% fail on Access panel
    • 0.013% fail on Body security
  • 2.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.051% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.96% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment
      • 0.025% fail on Requirements
  • 1.9% fail on Steering (54% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Track rod end (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Steering rack (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Steering arm (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
        • 0.013% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.013% fail on Steering component
      • 0.013% fail on Free play
        • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Operation
      • 0.063% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.038% fail on Other components
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.013% fail on Drive system
      • 0.013% fail on Rams
    • 0.051% fail on Steering control
      • 0.025% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.025% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.013% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.68% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Emissions (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Cap
      • 0.051% fail on System (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested (73% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.61% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.56% fail on Attachment (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Condition
  • 0.013% fail on Towbars
    • 0.013% fail on Towbar

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