BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
67.7% pass rate
from 303 tests in 2017
(34% 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.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (44% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.33% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.33% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.66% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.33% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.99% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Registration plate lamp (89% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Horn
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 5.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.6% fail on Components
        • 5.0% fail on Pipes
        • 0.99% fail on Hoses
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 5.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.33% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.7% fail on ABS
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components
      • 0.99% fail on Brake calipers (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.66% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 9.9% fail on Suspension (54% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.66% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.66% fail on Attachment
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Component mounting (75% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.66% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.33% fail on Front
      • 0.33% fail on Rear
    • 0.33% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.33% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.33% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.33% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.33% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 7.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (65% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (50% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (61% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Emissions
    • 0.33% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 2.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.99% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.99% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.99% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.99% fail on Chassis
    • 0.33% fail on Body condition
    • 0.33% fail on Seats
      • 0.33% fail on Drivers
  • 0.99% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Steering system (84% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.33% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.99% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.99% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment

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