BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
86.1% pass rate
from 7,598 tests in 2020
(11% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (76% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (28% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.013% fail on Size/type
  • 2.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (47% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Direction indicators (60% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Flashing type (60% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters (91% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.41% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp (84% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.053% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.026% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.013% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.013% fail on Horn
    • 0.039% fail on Stop lamp (94% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (94% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 2.1% fail on Visibility (46% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (40% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Washers (73% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.066% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.039% fail on View to rear
      • 0.039% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.1% fail on Brakes (58% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Mechanical brake components (63% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Brake linings and pads (59% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Brake pads (59% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Brake discs and drums (89% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Brake discs (89% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Brake performance (55% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.079% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.066% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Rbt (85% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake performance (86% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.079% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (29 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Other components (26 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.053% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.039% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.026% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.026% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.013% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic parking brake
  • 0.63% fail on Identification of the vehicle (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plates (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.63% fail on Suspension (52% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.092% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (33 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Bellows (209 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.066% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.053% fail on Springs (88% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Coil spring (88% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.013% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.026% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.013% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Condition
  • 0.30% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (51% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Exhaust emissions (51% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.013% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.013% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.013% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.092% fail on Spark ignition (70% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.013% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.026% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.24% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
    • 0.053% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (66% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Transmission
      • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Joints
    • 0.013% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.013% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.013% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.013% fail on Body
      • 0.013% fail on Other body component
  • 0.053% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.026% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.013% fail on Steering play
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.013% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.013% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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