BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
81.7% pass rate
from 3,502 tests in 2020
(25% 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.

  • 8.0% fail on Tyres (50% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (37% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 4.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (47% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (91% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (91% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators (64% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Headlamps (50% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Headlamp aim (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Headlamp aim (58% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (40% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (57% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (60% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (92% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Electrical equipment (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Horn (68% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.029% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.029% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility (34% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (11% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Wipers (65% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Condition of glass (11% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Windscreen (9.2% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on View to rear (15% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Mirrors (13% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.0% fail on Brakes (60% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Brake performance (47% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2.4% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (sp) (29% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (27 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (85% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.029% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.74% fail on Mechanical brake components (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Brake linings and pads (71% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Brake pads (71% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs and drums (80% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Brake discs (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Electronic parking brake (22 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Lever
    • 0.086% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Anti-lock braking system (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electronic braking system
      • 0.029% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.029% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.029% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.029% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.029% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.029% fail on Other components
  • 1.9% fail on Suspension (67% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Springs (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Coil springs (73% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Coil spring (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Suspension arms (62% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint (66% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.31% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (48 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Bellows (185 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Operation (33 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.057% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Shock absorbers (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Anti-roll bars (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Linkage ball joints (69% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 1.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (16% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (12% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Compression ignition (32% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (43% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Spark ignition (42% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (13% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.029% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.029% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 0.71% fail on Body, chassis, structure (55% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Transmission (36% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Drive shafts (37% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Joints (41% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.029% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.029% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.086% fail on Exhaust system (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Doors (12% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Driver's door (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Door condition (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
    • 0.057% fail on Body (25% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Other body component (56% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Seats (54% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.029% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.60% fail on Road Wheels (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle (64% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates (65% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.37% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (17% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts (86% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.057% fail on Steering (94% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.029% fail on Operation
    • 0.029% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.029% fail on Track rod end
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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