BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
90.9% pass rate
from 570 tests in 2020
(51% 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.

  • 3.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.9% fail on Suspension
    • 1.8% fail on Springs
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.18% fail on Catalytic converter
  • 0.88% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (84% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.18% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.18% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.18% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 0.70% fail on Visibility (83% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Washers
    • 0.18% fail on Wipers
  • 0.53% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 0.18% fail on Brakes
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.18% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.18% fail on Brake discs
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