BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1988
66.4% pass rate
from 122 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Switch
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.6% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.82% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.82% fail on Position lamp
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.82% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (35 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 2.5% fail on Springs
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.82% fail on Mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension rods (7 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (47 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.82% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.82% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.82% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.82% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 9.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Doors
      • 0.82% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.82% fail on Door condition
      • 0.82% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.82% fail on Door condition
    • 0.82% fail on Chassis
      • 0.82% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.82% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.82% fail on Pipe
    • 0.82% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.82% fail on Transmission
      • 0.82% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.82% fail on Joints
    • 0.82% fail on Body
      • 0.82% fail on Other body component
  • 8.2% fail on Brakes
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.82% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.82% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt
          • 0.82% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.82% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.82% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.82% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.82% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.82% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.82% fail on Lever
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.82% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.82% fail on Wipers
  • 3.3% fail on Steering
    • 3.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.82% fail on Drag link end
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.82% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.82% fail on Condition
  • 1.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.82% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.82% fail on Catalyst emissions

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