BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
77.8% pass rate
from 180 tests in 2020
(50% 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.

  • 8.9% fail on Brakes (39% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (17% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (12% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (46% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (57% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt
          • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (39% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.56% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.56% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.56% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.56% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.56% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.56% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.56% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 8.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (50% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (21% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators (19% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type (19% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (30% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp levelling device (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 6.1% fail on Visibility (26% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Washers (64% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Wipers
  • 6.1% fail on Suspension (64% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (87% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (63% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (62% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring (62% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (64% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (30% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end (57% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (85% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition (81% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.56% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.56% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.56% fail on Chassis
      • 0.56% fail on Chassis condition
  • 0.56% fail on Tyres
    • 0.56% fail on Tread depth

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