BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
74.3% pass rate
from 4,167 tests in 2017
(21% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (15 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (18 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (22 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.024% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Fog lamp (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.48% fail on Stop lamp (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.12% fail on Individual lamps (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.024% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.024% fail on Horn
  • 8.0% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.5% fail on Condition
      • 0.024% fail on Location
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.91% fail on Front suspension joints (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.55% fail on Air suspension (128 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Suspension unit (232 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Bellows (305 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Operation (28 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.38% fail on Drive shafts (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Front drive shafts (69% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Constant velocity joints (71% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.048% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.048% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.22% fail on Front
    • 0.072% fail on Torque/reaction arms (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.048% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.048% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.048% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.024% fail on Bellows
    • 0.024% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.7% fail on Condition (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.048% fail on Size/type
    • 0.024% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Brake performance (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.53% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.22% fail on Rear wheels (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.024% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.024% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.024% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.024% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake discs (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake back plates (21 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic parking brake (33 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Components (89% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Hoses
        • 0.024% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.024% fail on Leaks
    • 0.22% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.072% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.072% fail on ABS (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.024% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.024% fail on Cable
  • 2.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.43% fail on Wipers (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.024% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.024% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.1% fail on Road Wheels (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.72% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.38% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.072% fail on Requirements
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.072% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (77% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Steering (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering system (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.048% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.048% fail on Power steering
      • 0.024% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.024% fail on Rams
    • 0.048% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.24% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (88% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.096% fail on Cap
    • 0.024% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.048% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Body condition
  • 0.024% fail on Towbars
    • 0.024% fail on Towbar
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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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