BMW X6 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
77.1% pass rate
from 645 tests in 2020
(43% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.8% fail on Suspension (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Springs
      • 3.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.3% fail on Coil spring
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.47% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.47% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 5.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (63% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Headlamp (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.93% fail on Position lamps (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Position lamp (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (65% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.47% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Electronic parking brake (22 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.16% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.16% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.16% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 3.3% fail on Visibility (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.62% fail on Wipers (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear
      • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.6% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.62% fail on Body, chassis, structure (89% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Transmission (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Drive shafts (74% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Joints (74% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.62% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Exhaust emissions (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.31% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.16% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.16% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.16% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
  • 0.47% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.47% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.16% fail on Steering
    • 0.16% fail on Steering play
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
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