BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
72.7% pass rate
from 3,818 tests in 2017
(26% 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 (19% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.5% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Location
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.052% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (31% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (30% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.052% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints (77% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Drive shafts (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Front drive shafts (66% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Constant velocity joints (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.052% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.42% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.37% fail on Front
      • 0.052% fail on Rear (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Air suspension (67 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Suspension unit (120 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation (41 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Accumulator
      • 0.026% fail on Bellows
    • 0.10% fail on Shock absorbers (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.079% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.026% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.8% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (18 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (21 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (20 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Direction indicators (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Flashing type (88% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (75% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Individual lamps (95% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.052% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.052% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.052% fail on Tell tale (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Battery
    • 0.026% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.026% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Brakes (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.65% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.29% fail on Rear wheels (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.079% fail on Brake imbalance (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.052% fail on Gradient hand brake (16 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.13% fail on Brake discs (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Electronic parking brake (23 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic systems (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Components (93% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Hoses
        • 0.026% fail on Pipes
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
      • 0.026% fail on Leaks
    • 0.079% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.052% fail on ABS (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.026% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.026% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.026% fail on Pedal
        • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.026% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.50% fail on Wipers (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.079% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.026% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.6% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.84% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.47% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
      • 0.052% fail on Requirements
      • 0.026% fail on Installation check
        • 0.026% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.10% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (78% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.31% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering system (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Power steering
      • 0.052% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
    • 0.026% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.18% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (94% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Exhaust system (94% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.026% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.026% fail on Cap
  • 0.052% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Load security
      • 0.026% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.026% fail on Tailgate
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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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