BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
73.5% pass rate
from 211 tests in 2020
(44% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series M5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 10.0% fail on Brakes
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.47% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.47% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.47% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.47% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.47% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.47% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.47% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.47% fail on Brake discs
  • 8.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (59% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Headlamp (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.47% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.47% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.47% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.47% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.47% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.47% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.47% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 7.1% fail on Suspension (61% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.95% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.47% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility
    • 5.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.47% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.47% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.95% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.47% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.47% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.47% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.47% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.47% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.95% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.47% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.47% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.47% fail on Airbags
      • 0.47% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres (74% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Condition
    • 0.95% fail on Tread depth (79% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.95% fail on Body, chassis, structure (91% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.47% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.47% fail on Doors
      • 0.47% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.47% fail on Door condition
  • 0.47% fail on Steering
    • 0.47% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.47% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment

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