BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
77.6% pass rate
from 134 tests in 2017
(54% better than other 1999 cars)
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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series M5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (45% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.75% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.75% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.75% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.75% fail on Battery
    • 0.75% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.75% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 9.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.75% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 3.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.7% fail on Components
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes
        • 0.75% fail on Hoses
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components
      • 0.75% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.75% fail on Brake calipers
  • 9.7% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.75% fail on Attachment
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.5% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.75% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.75% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 4.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.75% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (67% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Emissions
    • 0.75% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.75% fail on Pipe
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.75% fail on Condition
    • 0.75% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.75% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.5% fail on Body condition
  • 0.75% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate

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