BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1992
59.4% pass rate
from 180 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 1992 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 8.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 3.9% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.56% fail on Attachment
    • 5.6% fail on Suspension arms (180% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (200% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.2% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (17 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Attachment
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Rear
    • 0.56% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.7% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.56% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.56% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.56% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.1% fail on Horn
    • 0.56% fail on Battery
    • 0.56% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.56% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.56% fail on Lamp
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.56% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.6% fail on Components
        • 3.9% fail on Pipes
        • 1.7% fail on Hoses
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.56% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.56% fail on Restricted movement
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 6.7% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.56% fail on Tank
      • 0.56% fail on Pipe
  • 7.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
  • 6.1% fail on Steering
    • 6.1% fail on Steering system
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.1% fail on Free play (8 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Steering box (12 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Drag link end
      • 1.1% fail on Other components (8 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Steering pivot point (10 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.56% fail on Steering arm
  • 5.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.2% fail on Body condition
    • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 1.1% fail on Drivers
    • 0.56% fail on Doors
      • 0.56% fail on Passengers front
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.56% fail on Size/type
  • 2.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate

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