BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1989
63.4% pass rate
from 164 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 6.1% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.7% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.8% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 4.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
      • 0.61% fail on Location
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.61% fail on Front
      • 0.61% fail on Rear
  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.8% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.61% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 0.61% fail on Battery
    • 0.61% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.61% fail on Switch
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 6.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.7% fail on Components
        • 4.3% fail on Pipes
        • 2.4% fail on Hoses
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
  • 9.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.61% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.61% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.8% fail on Pipe (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
  • 5.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.0% fail on Body condition
    • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis
    • 0.61% fail on Doors
      • 0.61% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.61% fail on Seats
      • 0.61% fail on Passengers
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
  • 2.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.4% fail on Steering system
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.61% fail on Other components
        • 0.61% fail on Steering pivot point
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.61% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.61% fail on Attachment

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