BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
79.1% pass rate
from 373 tests in 2020
(55% better than other 2005 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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.

  • 6.2% fail on Brakes (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.27% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.80% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.54% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.54% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.54% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.54% fail on Pedal
    • 0.54% fail on Mechanical brake components (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.27% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.27% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.54% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.54% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.27% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 5.4% fail on Suspension (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.54% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.80% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.80% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.54% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.27% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.80% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.80% fail on Horn
    • 0.27% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.27% fail on Stop lamp
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.27% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.27% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.27% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.27% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.4% fail on Visibility (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.27% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.27% fail on Wipers
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.27% fail on Requirements
  • 1.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Transmission
      • 0.27% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.27% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.27% fail on Seats
      • 0.27% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.27% fail on Steering
    • 0.27% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.27% fail on Track rod end

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