BMW X6 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
79.5% pass rate
from 1,275 tests in 2020
(22% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW X6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.9% fail on Tyres (41% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.6% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Springs
      • 3.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.86% fail on Suspension arms (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.55% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.31% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.16% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (17 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.078% fail on Bellows
  • 3.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (58% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Headlamps (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.71% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.63% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.078% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.47% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.31% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.31% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.24% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.078% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.078% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.078% fail on Horn
  • 3.3% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (60% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Wipers (76% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.86% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.31% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (85% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.078% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.16% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (19 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.078% fail on Rbt
          • 0.078% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake control (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic parking brake (30 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Lever
    • 0.86% fail on Mechanical brake components (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Brake linings and pads (68% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Brake pads (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.078% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.078% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 1.3% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Condition
  • 0.94% fail on Identification of the vehicle (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plates (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.71% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Transmission
      • 0.47% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.47% fail on Joints
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.078% fail on Pipe
      • 0.078% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.078% fail on Seats
      • 0.078% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.71% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.71% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.55% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.39% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.16% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.078% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.16% fail on Spark ignition (80% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.078% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 0.39% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.24% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.078% fail on Steering
    • 0.078% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.078% fail on Locking devices
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