BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
88.1% pass rate
from 606 tests in 2020
(46% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series M5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on Tread depth (71% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Suspension
    • 2.1% fail on Springs
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.17% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.17% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.17% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.17% fail on Undertray
  • 1.7% fail on Identification of the vehicle (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 1.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.83% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.66% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.66% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.33% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.33% fail on Headlamps (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.17% fail on Horn
  • 0.99% fail on Brakes (77% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Mechanical brake components (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.50% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.33% fail on Brake linings and pads (86% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Brake pads (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
  • 0.83% fail on Visibility (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Wipers (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Washers (79% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.83% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.50% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.17% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.17% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 0.33% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.33% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
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