BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
77.3% pass rate
from 4,697 tests in 2020
(23% 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.

  • 7.4% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (43% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Size/type
  • 6.5% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Springs (24% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (24% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Coil spring (23% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.66% fail on Pins and bushes (44% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.043% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.32% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (32 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Bellows (94 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Suspension unit (13 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Operation (25 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Other components (46 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.021% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.064% fail on Shock absorbers (94% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 4.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (55% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (55% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.66% fail on Stop lamp (71% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.53% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.043% fail on Switch
    • 0.47% fail on Position lamps (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Position lamp (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.40% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Direction indicators (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Flashing type (88% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Individual direction indicators (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.043% fail on Switch
    • 0.043% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.043% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.021% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.021% fail on Horn
  • 2.8% fail on Visibility (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.30% fail on Wipers (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.085% fail on View to rear
      • 0.085% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.064% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.043% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes (57% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (55% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (44% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (sp) (54% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (79% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake imbalance (83% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (73% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.085% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.021% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.021% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.87% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Electronic parking brake (18 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Lever
    • 0.83% fail on Mechanical brake components (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Brake linings and pads (73% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Brake pads (72% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs and drums (81% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Brake discs (83% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.15% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.064% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.064% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.064% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.043% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.043% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Joints (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.021% fail on Joints
    • 0.064% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.043% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.021% fail on Hose
    • 0.064% fail on Body
      • 0.043% fail on Other body component
      • 0.021% fail on Panel
    • 0.043% fail on Exhaust system (95% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.021% fail on Seats
      • 0.021% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.68% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.60% fail on Seat belts (97% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition (91% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Requirements
    • 0.085% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (72% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.64% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (66% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Exhaust emissions (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Compression ignition (48% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.064% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.043% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.021% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.021% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.21% fail on Spark ignition (80% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (65% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.064% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.47% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.021% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.043% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.043% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.021% fail on Steering play
      • 0.021% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.021% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.021% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.021% fail on Speedometer
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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