BMW X5 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
87.7% pass rate
from 7,308 tests in 2020
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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (90% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (23% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 1.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (56% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Headlamp aim (53% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.37% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.068% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.21% fail on Headlamps (59% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.068% fail on Headlamp (83% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.068% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.027% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.014% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.014% fail on Horn
    • 0.014% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.014% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.014% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 1.5% fail on Visibility (49% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Wipers (53% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Washers (65% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.055% fail on View to rear
      • 0.055% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.82% fail on Brakes (59% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Mechanical brake components (61% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake linings and pads (60% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Brake pads (60% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Brake discs and drums (77% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Brake discs (77% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Brake performance (48% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.014% fail on Rbt
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.014% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.014% fail on Rbt
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.027% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.027% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.014% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.014% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
  • 0.79% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.45% fail on Suspension
    • 0.21% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.027% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.027% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (20 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Bellows (339 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.19% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.096% fail on Transmission
      • 0.096% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.096% fail on Joints
    • 0.027% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.027% fail on Seats
      • 0.027% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.014% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.014% fail on Body
      • 0.014% fail on Other body component
    • 0.014% fail on Doors
      • 0.014% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
  • 0.19% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.055% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.16% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (58% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Exhaust emissions (70% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Spark ignition (71% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.027% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.055% fail on Compression ignition (69% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.055% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.055% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.041% fail on Seat belt installation check (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Belt(s)/padding (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.014% fail on Steering
    • 0.014% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
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  • 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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