BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
72.5% pass rate
from 4,345 tests in 2020
(32% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (21% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint (87% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Springs (24% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Coil springs (24% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Coil spring (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (22% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage ball joints (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.069% fail on Linkage
      • 0.023% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.023% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.25% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Operation (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Bellows (69 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Suspension unit (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Suspension rod (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Shock absorbers (94% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.046% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.023% fail on Axles
      • 0.023% fail on King pins
  • 9.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.023% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Direction indicators (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Flashing type (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Individual direction indicators (88% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (74% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.23% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.046% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.023% fail on Horn
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (17% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Size/type (81% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 4.3% fail on Brakes (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (34% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Rbt (sp) (53% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (69% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.069% fail on Service brake imbalance (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.069% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance (70% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance (77% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.023% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.023% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.023% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic parking brake (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Lever
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Brake linings and pads (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Brake pads (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs and drums (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Brake discs (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.023% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.023% fail on Cable
    • 0.18% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-lock braking system (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.023% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.069% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.069% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.023% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.023% fail on Brake fluid
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility (39% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.55% fail on Wipers (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.046% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.5% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Transmission (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Drive shafts (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Joints (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.023% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.023% fail on Joints
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.023% fail on System
    • 0.069% fail on Exhaust system (97% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.046% fail on Body
      • 0.046% fail on Other body component
    • 0.046% fail on Seats
      • 0.023% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.023% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.023% fail on Doors
      • 0.023% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.023% fail on Door condition
    • 0.023% fail on Undertray
  • 1.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Exhaust emissions (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Compression ignition (65% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (57% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (75% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (78% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.046% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.023% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.023% fail on Particulate filter
      • 0.28% fail on Spark ignition (91% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.64% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.58% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.023% fail on Requirements
  • 0.46% fail on Steering (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.069% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.046% fail on Steering gear (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Steering rack (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.023% fail on Steering play
      • 0.023% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.023% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.023% fail on Anchorages
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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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