BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
72.8% pass rate
from 320 tests in 2020
(43% better than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series M5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.4% fail on Suspension (46% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.94% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.63% fail on Linkage
      • 0.31% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.94% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.94% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.31% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.63% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.63% fail on Springs
      • 0.63% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.63% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.63% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (86% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 8.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (52% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.63% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.31% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.94% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.63% fail on Headlamps (86% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Headlamp (85% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.31% fail on Switch
    • 0.31% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.31% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 7.2% fail on Brakes (51% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.31% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.63% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt
          • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.31% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.94% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.63% fail on Lever
    • 0.31% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.31% fail on Brake fluid
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.63% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (49% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.94% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.63% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.63% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.31% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.31% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.31% fail on Airbags
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (86% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Transmission (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.31% fail on Joints
      • 0.31% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.31% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.31% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.31% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.31% fail on Chassis
      • 0.31% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.31% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.94% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.31% fail on Steering play
      • 0.31% fail on Steering box
  • 0.63% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.31% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.31% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Condition

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