BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1990
65.1% pass rate
from 126 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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 6.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (24 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (12 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 5.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.79% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 4.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.0% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.79% fail on Axles
      • 0.79% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.79% fail on Springs
      • 0.79% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.79% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.79% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.79% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.79% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.79% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.79% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.79% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.2% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pipe (10 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.6% fail on Chassis
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.6% fail on Doors
      • 0.79% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.79% fail on Door condition
      • 0.79% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.79% fail on Door condition
    • 0.79% fail on Transmission
      • 0.79% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.79% fail on Joints
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.6% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.79% fail on Horn
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.79% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.79% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.79% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.79% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.79% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.79% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.79% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
  • 4.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.0% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 4.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.6% fail on Drag link end (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint
  • 2.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.79% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.79% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.79% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.79% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.79% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plates

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