BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1987
65.7% pass rate
from 175 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 1987 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Stop lamp (160% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.57% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.57% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.9% fail on Battery
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.57% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.57% fail on Lamp
      • 0.57% fail on Tell tale
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 8.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 8.0% fail on Component mounting (99% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Attachment
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.3% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.3% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (11 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Drive shafts (15 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.57% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.57% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 8.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.57% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.57% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.0% fail on Components
        • 3.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.57% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.57% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.57% fail on Leaks
  • 8.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.0% fail on Emissions
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.57% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.57% fail on Cap
  • 5.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.1% fail on Steering arm
  • 2.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.57% fail on Attachment

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