BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
79.8% pass rate
from 4,628 tests in 2020
(23% 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.

  • 8.6% fail on Tyres (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (36% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (46% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.73% fail on Direction indicators (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Flashing type (44% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.13% fail on Individual direction indicators (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.022% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.58% fail on Stop lamp (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Position lamps (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Position lamp (61% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.043% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.043% fail on Electrical equipment (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.022% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.022% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 4.0% fail on Suspension (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Springs (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Coil springs (39% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Coil spring (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.93% fail on Suspension arms (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins and bushes (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.28% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (31 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Bellows (88 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Operation (40 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Suspension unit (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.086% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.043% fail on Other suspension component (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.065% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Shock absorbers (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.022% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (57% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (58% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs and drums (78% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Brake discs (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt (71% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.043% fail on Decelerometer (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake performance (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Parking brake performance (70% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.065% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.043% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (84% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 0.56% fail on Parking brake control (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Electronic parking brake (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.043% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.022% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.022% fail on Operation
    • 0.022% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.022% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
  • 2.5% fail on Visibility (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.35% fail on Wipers (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.065% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.065% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.065% fail on View to rear
      • 0.043% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.022% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 0.63% fail on Body, chassis, structure (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Transmission
      • 0.45% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.45% fail on Joints
      • 0.022% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.022% fail on Joints
    • 0.043% fail on Exhaust system (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Doors
      • 0.043% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.043% fail on Door condition
    • 0.043% fail on Seats
      • 0.043% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.022% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.022% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels (94% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.52% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.50% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (65% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Exhaust emissions (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.043% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.043% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.11% fail on Spark ignition (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.043% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.043% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.37% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.32% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
    • 0.065% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Steering (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Steering linkage components (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.043% fail on Power steering
      • 0.022% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
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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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