BMW X6 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
78.5% pass rate
from 939 tests in 2020
(26% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Condition (54% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 5.5% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Springs
      • 2.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.6% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.11% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.11% fail on Spring saddle
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 5.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (50% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (20 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.85% fail on Stop lamp (63% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.53% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.32% fail on Direction indicators (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Flashing type (78% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.32% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.11% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.21% fail on Position lamps (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Position lamp (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.64% fail on Wipers (72% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.4% fail on Brakes (59% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Brake linings and pads (61% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Brake pads (61% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.21% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.96% fail on Brake performance (60% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.32% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.32% fail on Electronic parking brake (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.11% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
  • 2.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.1% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.85% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.75% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.64% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.64% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.75% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.43% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.32% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
  • 0.32% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.11% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.11% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
  • 0.11% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.11% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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