BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
71.5% pass rate
from 330 tests in 2020
(41% 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.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (46% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 10% fail on Suspension (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.91% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 4.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.91% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.30% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.30% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.30% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.30% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.30% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes (53% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.30% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.30% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt
          • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.61% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.30% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.30% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.30% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.30% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.30% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.30% fail on Brake discs
  • 5.2% fail on Visibility
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.61% fail on Wipers (87% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (47% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.30% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.30% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.30% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.30% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.30% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.30% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.91% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.30% fail on Other components
        • 0.30% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.30% fail on Power steering
      • 0.30% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.30% fail on Steering play
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (83% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Chassis
      • 0.91% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.91% fail on Transmission (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.30% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.30% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.30% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.30% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.30% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.30% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.30% fail on Doors
      • 0.30% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.91% fail on Tyres (87% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Tread depth (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Condition

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