BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
77.1% pass rate
from 3,948 tests in 2017
(21% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (31% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (22 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (25 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (63% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Position lamps (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.41% fail on Front lamps (83% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp (88% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Fog lamp (94% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Direction indicators (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Flashing type (58% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.051% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.025% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.53% fail on Stop lamp (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Horn
    • 0.051% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.051% fail on Switch
    • 0.025% fail on Battery
    • 0.025% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (44% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.051% fail on Size/type
    • 0.025% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.2% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Coil springs (47% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.56% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.35% fail on Anti-roll bars (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Air suspension (53 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Suspension unit (64 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Bellows (125 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.20% fail on Front
    • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front drive shafts (76% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Constant velocity joints (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.025% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.10% fail on Torque/reaction arms (20 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (22 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.025% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.025% fail on Suspension unit
  • 2.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (38% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.51% fail on Wipers (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.025% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes (54% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Brake pads (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Brake discs (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Brake back plates (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.99% fail on Brake performance (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Front wheels (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Rear wheels (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Brake operation (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.025% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.025% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake (81% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Electronic parking brake (19 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems (63% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Components
        • 0.025% fail on Hoses
    • 0.051% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.025% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.025% fail on Cable
  • 1.3% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.81% fail on Registration plates and VIN (84% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Registration plate (84% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.38% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.025% fail on Requirements
    • 0.13% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.13% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.18% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.10% fail on Doors
      • 0.051% fail on Drivers
      • 0.051% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.076% fail on Body condition
  • 0.18% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Exhaust system (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.076% fail on Cap
  • 0.15% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Steering system (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Free play
        • 0.051% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.051% fail on Steering control
      • 0.051% fail on Steering lock (36 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Power steering
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
Read the Honest John Review

  • 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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