BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1986
72.1% pass rate
from 154 tests in 2020
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 1986 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.65% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.3% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.3% fail on Horn
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp
  • 9.7% fail on Suspension
    • 4.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.65% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.65% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.65% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.65% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.65% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.1% fail on Visibility
    • 5.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
  • 5.2% fail on Brakes
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.65% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.65% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.65% fail on Valves
    • 0.65% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.65% fail on Pedal
    • 0.65% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.65% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.65% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.65% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.65% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.65% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.65% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 4.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission
      • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.9% fail on Joints
    • 0.65% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.65% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 2.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.65% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.65% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.65% fail on Intermediate drop arm
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.65% fail on Size/type
    • 0.65% fail on Condition
  • 1.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.65% fail on Catalyst emissions

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