BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
72.4% pass rate
from 319 tests in 2017
(44% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series M5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (53% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (15 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (14 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.31% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.94% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (14 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Headlamp levelling device (16 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (72% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.31% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.94% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.31% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.94% fail on Position lamps (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Front lamps (82% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 11% fail on Brakes (36% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.0% fail on Components
        • 4.4% fail on Pipes
        • 1.6% fail on Hoses
      • 0.31% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance (47% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components
      • 0.94% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.63% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 10% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.9% fail on Attachment (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 5.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.63% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.63% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Component mounting (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.31% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
  • 6.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (72% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (71% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 2.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (70% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions
    • 0.63% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe
      • 0.31% fail on Cap
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Drag link end (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.31% fail on Power steering
      • 0.31% fail on Other components
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (65% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.63% fail on Doors
      • 0.63% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.31% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.31% fail on Chassis
    • 0.31% fail on Body condition
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
  • 0.31% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plate

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