BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
80.8% pass rate
from 4,149 tests in 2017
(22% 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.

  • 8.5% fail on Tyres (34% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (34% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.024% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (58% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (14 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (61% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Position lamps (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.096% fail on Front lamps (94% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Stop lamp (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate lamp (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.22% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Direction indicators (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Flashing type (86% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Side repeaters (80% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Individual lamps (90% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.024% fail on Horn
    • 0.024% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 4.1% fail on Suspension (26% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front drive shafts (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.024% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.34% fail on Air suspension (62 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Suspension unit (79 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Bellows (53 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
    • 0.12% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.072% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.072% fail on Front
    • 0.048% fail on Shock absorbers (94% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Condition (94% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 2.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (42% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.48% fail on Wipers (82% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.072% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.4% fail on Brakes (47% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (54% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Brake pads (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake back plates (60 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.63% fail on Brake performance (59% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.096% fail on Front wheels (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.024% fail on Rear wheels
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Electronic parking brake (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Components
        • 0.024% fail on Pipes
      • 0.024% fail on Leaks
    • 0.024% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.024% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Condition
  • 0.55% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.51% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Requirements
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.048% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.048% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.17% fail on Steering (69% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering system (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Track rod end (85% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.024% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.024% fail on Steering control
      • 0.024% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.024% fail on Power steering
      • 0.024% fail on Operation
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
  • 0.12% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.048% fail on Body condition
    • 0.048% fail on Doors
      • 0.048% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers
    • 0.024% fail on Load security
      • 0.024% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (86% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Emissions not tested
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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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