BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
85.5% pass rate
from 5,459 tests in 2020
(31% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (47% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Visibility (24% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers (0.57% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Washers (72% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on View to rear (3.4% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Mirrors (0.98% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.018% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.018% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.018% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (63% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (61% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators (25% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type (26% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Side repeaters (46% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators (14% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Headlamps (69% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp (87% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Stop lamp (96% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Electrical equipment (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Horn
    • 0.018% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.018% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 1.7% fail on Suspension (54% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint (20% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint dust cover (65% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Shock absorbers (0.38% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (70 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Bellows (138 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Suspension unit (52 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Operation (49 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
    • 0.20% fail on Springs (87% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Coil springs (87% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Coil spring (88% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Mounting
    • 0.073% fail on Anti-roll bars (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (57% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.018% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.018% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.0% fail on Brakes (75% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Mechanical brake components (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake linings and pads (77% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Brake pads (78% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.092% fail on Brake discs and drums (87% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Brake discs (90% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.49% fail on Brake performance (60% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (42% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (sp) (44% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (82% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.092% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake imbalance (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Brake performance not tested (43% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (59% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Rbt (sp) (71% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance (30% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 0.055% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (63% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Electronic braking system (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.018% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic parking brake
  • 0.90% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (21% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Compression ignition (5.2% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.44% fail on Spark ignition (28% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (12% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Catalyst emissions (83% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.70% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.59% fail on Road Wheels (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (21% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts (6.5% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (19% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Requirements (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (48% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.20% fail on Body, chassis, structure (83% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Transmission (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (79% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Joints (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Prop shafts (23% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Joints (89% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.018% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 0.018% fail on Steering
    • 0.018% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.018% fail on Track rod end
Read the Honest John Review

  • BMW X5 (2014 - 2018)
    Impressive interior quality and exceptionally comfortable, handles very well for such a big vehicle, available as a two-wheel drive 25d model with strong fuel economy.

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