BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
87.7% pass rate
from 399 tests in 2020
(55% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series M5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth (69% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.75% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.75% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.75% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.5% fail on Suspension (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Springs
      • 1.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.0% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.50% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.0% fail on Brakes (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Mechanical brake components (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Brake linings and pads (80% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Brake pads (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.25% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt
          • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (sp)
  • 0.75% fail on Visibility (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Wipers
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
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