BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1992
69.8% pass rate
from 149 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 1992 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 5.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (20 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (12 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.0% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.0% fail on Sub-frames
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes (20 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Springs
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.67% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.67% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.67% fail on Pipes
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.67% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.67% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.67% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.67% fail on Horn
  • 9.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.0% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 2.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 8.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Chassis
      • 1.3% fail on Strengthening plate (66 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Chassis condition
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on Pipe
      • 0.67% fail on System
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.67% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.67% fail on Joints
    • 0.67% fail on Body
      • 0.67% fail on Panel
    • 0.67% fail on Undertray
  • 6.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.67% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.67% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.67% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.67% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.67% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt
          • 0.67% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.67% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.67% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.67% fail on Lever
    • 0.67% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.67% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.67% fail on Condition
  • 2.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.67% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.67% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.67% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.67% fail on Steering box
  • 0.67% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.67% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.67% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.67% fail on Attachment

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