BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
88.6% pass rate
from 501 tests in 2020
(49% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series M5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.2% fail on Tyres (35% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (4.2% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (49% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Suspension (39% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Springs (42% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (42% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring (42% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (24% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (29% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (97% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on Catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.20% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.20% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.20% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.2% fail on Brakes (71% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Mechanical brake components (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake linings and pads (72% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Brake pads (72% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.20% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.20% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.20% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 1.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (79% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Headlamps (60% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.20% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.20% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters
  • 1.00% fail on Identification of the vehicle (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Registration plates (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.60% fail on Visibility (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.40% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Exhaust system (2.2% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.40% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (14% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
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