BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1991
58.5% pass rate
from 135 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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 8.1% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Attachment
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.74% fail on Linkage condition
    • 5.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.0% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 2.2% fail on Component mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.74% fail on Condition
      • 0.74% fail on Location
    • 0.74% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.74% fail on Attachment
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.74% fail on Rear
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.74% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.74% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.2% fail on Fog lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.74% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.74% fail on Switch
    • 0.74% fail on Horn
  • 12% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (150% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Body condition
    • 4.4% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Doors
      • 1.5% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.74% fail on Seats
      • 0.74% fail on Drivers
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.74% fail on Front wheels
    • 3.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.7% fail on Components
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes
        • 2.2% fail on Hoses
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.74% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.74% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.74% fail on Condition
  • 7.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Size/type (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.2% fail on Requirements (11 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Condition
  • 5.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.2% fail on Emissions
    • 0.74% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.5% fail on Road Wheels (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)

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