BMW X6 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
76.8% pass rate
from 1,149 tests in 2020
(37% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (48% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (40 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Stop lamp (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.96% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.087% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.35% fail on Position lamps (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Position lamp (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.087% fail on Horn
  • 7.0% fail on Suspension (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Springs
      • 4.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.1% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.70% fail on Pins and bushes (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.087% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.87% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage ball joints (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.087% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.087% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.35% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt (66% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt
          • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.087% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs and drums (84% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Brake discs (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Parking brake control (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Electronic parking brake (20 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.087% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.087% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 2.9% fail on Visibility (48% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.61% fail on Wipers (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Hubs
  • 0.96% fail on Body, chassis, structure (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Transmission
      • 0.78% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.78% fail on Joints
        • 0.087% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.087% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.087% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.087% fail on Tank
  • 0.87% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Exhaust emissions (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.35% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.26% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.087% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.087% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.087% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.35% fail on Steering (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering linkage components (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.087% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.087% fail on Power steering
      • 0.087% fail on Operation
  • 0.26% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.26% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
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