BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
58.6% pass rate
from 5,012 tests in 2020
(5.3% 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 (50% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (90% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (29 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (30 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.100% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.34% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.080% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.20% fail on Decelerometer (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.060% fail on Parking brake performance (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.040% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.020% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.52% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.34% fail on Rbt (sp) (51% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake imbalance (93% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (12 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (84% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake imbalance (92% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Decelerometer (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.060% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.040% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.48% fail on Brake performance not tested (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (22% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.48% fail on Brake discs and drums (64% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Brake discs (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.020% fail on Lever
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.92% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.64% fail on Electronic stability control (99% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Parking brake control (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Lever (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.56% fail on Flexible brake hoses (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.30% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.020% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.020% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.100% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.100% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.040% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.040% fail on Other components
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.100% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.020% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (52% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Individual direction indicators (50% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters (59% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 0.30% fail on Electrical equipment (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Horn
      • 0.020% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.020% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.16% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.060% fail on Main beam tell-tale (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.020% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (85% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Pins and bushes (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Linkage ball joints (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint dust cover (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage
      • 0.080% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.52% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.080% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation (16 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.020% fail on Bellows
      • 0.020% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.20% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.080% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.080% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.060% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.16% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.100% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.060% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.12% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.020% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 8.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Transmission (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Drive shafts (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Joints (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.020% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.24% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Joints
        • 0.040% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.040% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.020% fail on Bearing housing
    • 3.7% fail on Doors (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front passenger's door (16 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Door condition (17 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Driver's door (20 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Door condition (22 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Catch
      • 0.32% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
        • 0.040% fail on Catch (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.040% fail on System
      • 0.020% fail on Tank
    • 0.100% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.060% fail on Body
      • 0.040% fail on Other body component
      • 0.020% fail on Panel
    • 0.060% fail on Seats
      • 0.060% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.040% fail on Integral vehicle structure (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Towbar
      • 0.020% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.48% fail on Size/type
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.24% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.020% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.080% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.060% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.020% fail on Window
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.74% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.100% fail on Airbags
      • 0.100% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.8% fail on Steering (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components (39% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (39% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.040% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering
      • 0.080% fail on Operation
      • 0.040% fail on Other components
      • 0.020% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.020% fail on Pump
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.4% fail on Road Wheels (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Attachment (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Compression ignition (62% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.22% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (77% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.100% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.020% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.38% fail on Spark ignition (91% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (88% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Engine oil leaks (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.98% fail on Identification of the vehicle (58% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Registration plates (59% worse than other 2006 cars)

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