BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
82.3% pass rate
from 277 tests in 2020
(60% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series M5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (44% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Direction indicators (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Flashing type (74% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Electrical equipment (6.8% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Horn (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.36% fail on Position lamp
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (74% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.36% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (21% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Anti-lock braking system (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.36% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.36% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (4.8% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Tread depth (83% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 3.2% fail on Suspension (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (4.6% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Airbags
      • 0.36% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (45% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.36% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering
      • 0.36% fail on Other components
  • 1.4% fail on Visibility (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Washers
  • 0.72% fail on Road Wheels (48% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment
  • 0.36% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.36% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device

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