BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1988
64.1% pass rate
from 131 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 9.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.1% fail on Component mounting
      • 3.1% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 5.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (12 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.76% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.76% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.76% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.76% fail on Rear
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.76% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.76% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.76% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.76% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.3% fail on Horn
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.76% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.76% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.76% fail on Battery
    • 0.76% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.76% fail on Lamp
    • 0.76% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.6% fail on Wipers
    • 7.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.76% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.76% fail on Windscreen
  • 9.9% fail on Brakes
    • 9.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.76% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.76% fail on Components
        • 0.76% fail on Pipes
    • 0.76% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
    • 0.76% fail on Restricted movement
  • 8.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 5.3% fail on Emissions
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.1% fail on Steering system
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.76% fail on Free play
        • 0.76% fail on Steering box
      • 0.76% fail on Other components
        • 0.76% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.76% fail on Power steering
      • 0.76% fail on Operation
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.76% fail on Attachment
  • 3.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.5% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis
    • 1.5% fail on Body condition
    • 0.76% fail on Seats
      • 0.76% fail on Passengers
  • 0.76% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.76% fail on Attachment

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