BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1990
70.9% pass rate
from 148 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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage condition (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.0% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 1.4% fail on Component mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Attachment
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 6.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.1% fail on Components
        • 4.1% fail on Pipes
        • 2.7% fail on Hoses
      • 1.4% fail on Leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.68% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.68% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.68% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.68% fail on ABS
    • 0.68% fail on Restricted movement
  • 9.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (53% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.68% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.68% fail on Battery
    • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.68% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.68% fail on Switch
    • 0.68% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.68% fail on Horn
  • 6.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 6.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.68% fail on Requirements
  • 6.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Emissions
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.68% fail on Pipe
  • 6.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.68% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Drag link end
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint
  • 3.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.4% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Doors
      • 0.68% fail on Drivers
      • 0.68% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.68% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.68% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.68% fail on Chassis
  • 1.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
  • 0.68% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate

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