BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
85.2% pass rate
from 3,304 tests in 2017
(12% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.9% fail on Tyres (70% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (47% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.030% fail on Size/type
  • 3.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (50% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (46% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.70% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.33% fail on Rear reflectors (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.27% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.030% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.24% fail on Position lamps (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.061% fail on Front lamps (92% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.24% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.030% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 0.061% fail on Registration plate lamp (95% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Stop lamp (94% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.061% fail on Lamp
    • 0.030% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.030% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.030% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 2.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (49% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.54% fail on Wipers (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.030% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.6% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Hub components (47% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Brake pads (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake back plates (155 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.030% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Components
        • 0.030% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.27% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.030% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.21% fail on Electronic parking brake (17 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.73% fail on Suspension (56% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.21% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.21% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.18% fail on Air suspension (44 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension unit (45 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Operation (174 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.091% fail on Coil springs (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Shock absorbers (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.061% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.030% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 0.54% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.21% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.030% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.15% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.15% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.12% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.061% fail on Body condition
    • 0.030% fail on Body security
    • 0.030% fail on Seats
      • 0.030% fail on Passengers
  • 0.061% fail on Steering
    • 0.061% fail on Steering system
      • 0.061% fail on Track rod end
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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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