BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
60.8% pass rate
from 4,494 tests in 2017
(6.9% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Brakes (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance (97% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Front wheels (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Gradient hand brake (24 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Brake imbalance (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Brake operation
    • 6.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Components (95% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Pipes (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Hoses
        • 0.045% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.022% fail on Servos
      • 0.45% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Leaks
      • 0.089% fail on Operation
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components (21% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.1% fail on Parking brake (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on ABS
    • 0.56% fail on Electronic stability system (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.045% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.045% fail on Lever
    • 0.022% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.022% fail on Pedal
        • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.022% fail on Warning
    • 0.022% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.022% fail on Components
        • 0.022% fail on Pipes
    • 0.022% fail on Locking devices
  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Position lamps (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Rear lamps (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (77% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (56% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Individual lamps (53% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters (63% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on All direction indicators (76% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Fog lamp (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.24% fail on Horn
    • 0.13% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.089% fail on Switch
      • 0.045% fail on Lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.067% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.045% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.022% fail on Battery
  • 13% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms (84% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (91% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 3.7% fail on Drive shafts (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Front drive shafts (27% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (27% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Universal joint
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints (72% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Linkage condition (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.40% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Front (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Torque/reaction arms (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.089% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.067% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 0.045% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Condition (99% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.022% fail on Operation
    • 0.022% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.022% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 10% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Condition (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.1% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Size/type
    • 0.022% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.33% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drivers (15 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Passengers front (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.18% fail on Body condition
    • 0.045% fail on Seats
      • 0.045% fail on Passengers
    • 0.022% fail on Body security
    • 0.022% fail on Load security
      • 0.022% fail on Tailgate
  • 2.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (36% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (57% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.80% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.71% fail on Condition (80% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Requirements
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering system (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Track rod end (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Free play
        • 0.045% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
        • 0.022% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering
      • 0.067% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.045% fail on Other components
      • 0.022% fail on Drive system
    • 0.045% fail on Steering control
      • 0.045% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.022% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.93% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Emissions (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Cap
      • 0.045% fail on System
  • 0.93% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.78% fail on Road Wheels (77% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition

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