BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
69.2% pass rate
from 4,762 tests in 2017
(22% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (36% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (16 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (20 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Direction indicators (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Flashing type (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (54% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Individual lamps (91% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.36% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Horn
    • 0.063% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.063% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.063% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.021% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Suspension (17% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 6.0% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.084% fail on Condition
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (50% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Drive shafts (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Front drive shafts (69% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Constant velocity joints (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.042% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.42% fail on Wheel bearings (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Front
      • 0.084% fail on Rear (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Air suspension (29 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Suspension unit (49 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Bellows (57 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Operation
    • 0.10% fail on Torque/reaction arms (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Shock absorbers (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.021% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres
    • 5.2% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.084% fail on Size/type
    • 0.063% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.4% fail on Brakes (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.71% fail on Front wheels (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear wheels (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.042% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.021% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.021% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Electronic parking brake (25 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Brake pads (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake discs (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.042% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.55% fail on Hydraulic systems (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Components (80% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Hoses
        • 0.063% fail on Pipes (95% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.021% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Leaks
    • 0.15% fail on ABS (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.063% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.063% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.063% fail on Pedal
        • 0.063% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.021% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.021% fail on Components
        • 0.021% fail on Servos
  • 5.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (20% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Washers (53% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Wipers (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.042% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.3% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Attachment (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.84% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.76% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (38% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
      • 0.042% fail on Requirements
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
  • 0.48% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on Cap
      • 0.042% fail on Pipe
    • 0.19% fail on Emissions (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Emissions not tested (71% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.40% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Steering system (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Free play
        • 0.021% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.063% fail on Steering control
      • 0.063% fail on Steering lock (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.021% fail on Power steering
      • 0.021% fail on Other components
    • 0.021% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.29% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.042% fail on Drivers
      • 0.021% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.084% fail on Body condition
    • 0.042% fail on Seats
      • 0.042% fail on Drivers
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  • BMW X5 (2007 - 2013)
    Spacious and practical interior. Huge road presence. Good choice of engines including xDrive 30d. Available with seven seats. Very refined.

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