BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
82.3% pass rate
from 3,989 tests in 2017
(15% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.7% fail on Tyres (55% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.025% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (51% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.95% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Stop lamp (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Rear reflectors (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Position lamps (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.050% fail on Front lamps (96% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Direction indicators (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Flashing type (64% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.050% fail on Individual lamps (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plate lamp (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.23% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.050% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.025% fail on Battery
    • 0.025% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.025% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 2.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (43% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.53% fail on Wipers (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.4% fail on Suspension (34% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.075% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.30% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.30% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.30% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.025% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.025% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.25% fail on Air suspension (43 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Suspension unit (60 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Accumulator
      • 0.025% fail on Bellows
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.075% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.075% fail on Front
    • 0.075% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.025% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.025% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 2.1% fail on Brakes (45% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Brake pads (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake back plates (95 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.025% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.025% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.55% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.075% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.050% fail on Front wheels (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.025% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.38% fail on Electronic parking brake (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
  • 0.80% fail on Registration plates and VIN (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plate (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.48% fail on Road Wheels (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.38% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.10% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.050% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Emissions
    • 0.025% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.025% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.025% fail on Seats
      • 0.025% fail on Drivers
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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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