BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
74.6% pass rate
from 130 tests in 2020
(47% 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.

  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.77% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.77% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt
          • 0.77% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 4.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.77% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.77% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.77% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 7.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (56% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.77% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.77% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.77% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.77% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.77% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.77% fail on Stop lamp
  • 7.7% fail on Suspension (54% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.77% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.77% fail on Linkage
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.77% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.77% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Springs
      • 0.77% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.77% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.77% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.77% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.77% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
  • 3.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.77% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
  • 2.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (79% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.77% fail on Doors
      • 0.77% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.77% fail on Door condition
    • 0.77% fail on Undertray
  • 2.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (74% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (73% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 1.5% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (16 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 0.77% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plates

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