BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
78.8% pass rate
from 4,346 tests in 2020
(31% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.9% fail on Tyres (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (74% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (29% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Size/type (68% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Suspension (36% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (25% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (6.6% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Pins and bushes (50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.0% fail on Springs (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (46% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring (45% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (17% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (0.68% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Linkage ball joints (13% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover (10% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint (4.3% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (31 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Bellows (89 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension unit (43 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Operation (33 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings (39% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Other suspension component (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint (52% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.046% fail on Sub-frames (45% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.023% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.023% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
  • 3.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (62% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (58% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.023% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.99% fail on Headlamp aim (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Headlamp aim (61% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (71% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Stop lamp (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2.5% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp (2.3% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp (12% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Switch (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on All direction indicators (36% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps (30% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps (28% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Electrical equipment (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Horn (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.023% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.023% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.023% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes (55% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (36% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (28% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (sp) (36% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (75% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.51% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt (66% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.069% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Parking brake performance (68% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (71% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.092% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2011 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 performance
      • 0.092% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (77% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.046% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Mechanical brake components (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Brake linings and pads (65% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Brake pads (66% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs and drums (80% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Brake discs (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Parking brake control (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Electronic parking brake (16 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Lever
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (86% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.023% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 2.3% fail on Visibility (49% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (15% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Wipers (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Condition of glass (8.6% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Windscreen (7.1% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on View to rear (38% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Mirrors (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (15% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Transmission (89% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Drive shafts (89% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Joints (91% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Drive shaft (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Prop shafts (37% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Joints (61% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Chains
    • 0.092% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Fuel system (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (52% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Seats (4.9% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Driver's seat (58% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Doors
      • 0.023% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.023% fail on Door condition
  • 0.81% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (23% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Airbags
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.76% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Exhaust emissions (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Compression ignition (53% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (30% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (81% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Emissions not tested (40% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Spark ignition (76% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (59% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.092% fail on Fluid leaks (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Engine oil leaks (12% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.023% fail on Undertray
  • 0.71% fail on Identification of the vehicle (95% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plates (95% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.67% fail on Road Wheels (75% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment (99% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition (10% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Steering (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.069% fail on Steering gear (53% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Steering rack (50% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Power steering (26% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Operation (45% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Steering column
    • 0.023% fail on Electronic power steering
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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