BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
69.2% pass rate
from 198 tests in 2017
(38% 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.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (59% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (14 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Headlamp levelling device (26 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.51% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front lamps (73% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.0% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Battery
    • 0.51% fail on Horn
  • 11% fail on Suspension (51% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.0% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.0% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.51% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
  • 10% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.0% fail on Brake performance not tested (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 4.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.0% fail on Components
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes
        • 1.0% fail on Hoses
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.51% fail on Pedal
        • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Hub components
      • 0.51% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.51% fail on Restricted movement
  • 9.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.6% fail on Washers
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.0% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres (61% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.0% fail on Condition
  • 3.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.0% fail on Cap
    • 0.51% fail on Exhaust system
  • 1.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system
      • 1.0% fail on Drag link end (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.51% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.51% fail on Body condition
    • 0.51% fail on Doors
      • 0.51% fail on Passengers other

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