BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1986
65.5% pass rate
from 110 tests in 2017
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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.91% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.91% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.91% fail on Switch
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Battery
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.91% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.91% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.91% fail on Lamp
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 5.5% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.7% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.8% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Attachment
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.8% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (13 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (21 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.91% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.8% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.91% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.91% fail on Attachment
    • 0.91% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
    • 0.91% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.91% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.91% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.91% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 4.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.6% fail on Components
        • 2.7% fail on Pipes
        • 0.91% fail on Hoses
      • 0.91% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.91% fail on Operation
      • 0.91% fail on Leaks
    • 1.8% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.8% fail on Pedal
        • 0.91% fail on Condition
        • 0.91% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.91% fail on Hub components
      • 0.91% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.91% fail on Restricted movement
  • 7.3% fail on Steering
    • 7.3% fail on Steering system
      • 1.8% fail on Other components (7 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Steering pivot point (12 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Steering box
      • 0.91% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.91% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.91% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.91% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.91% fail on Power steering
      • 0.91% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 5.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.6% fail on Body condition
    • 1.8% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis
    • 0.91% fail on Seats
      • 0.91% fail on Drivers
  • 5.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.91% fail on Pipe
      • 0.91% fail on System
    • 0.91% fail on Emissions
  • 5.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.91% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.91% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.91% fail on Prescribed areas

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