BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1993
59.4% pass rate
from 276 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 1993 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (52% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (68% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 3.6% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Spring mounting
    • 7.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage condition
    • 6.2% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (13 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.72% fail on Bonded suspension (32 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Condition (38 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.36% fail on Front
      • 0.36% fail on Rear
    • 0.36% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.36% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.36% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.36% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.72% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.36% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp (82% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Fog lamp (81% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Horn
    • 0.36% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.36% fail on Lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.36% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.36% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.6% fail on Components
        • 2.9% fail on Pipes
        • 0.72% fail on Hoses
      • 0.36% fail on Operation
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.72% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on ABS
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal
        • 0.36% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.2% fail on Wipers
    • 5.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.0% fail on Emissions
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on Pipe
      • 1.1% fail on System
      • 0.36% fail on Cap
    • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 5.1% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis
    • 0.72% fail on Seats
      • 0.36% fail on Passengers
      • 0.36% fail on Drivers
    • 0.36% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Passengers other
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.3% fail on Steering system
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.72% fail on Free play
        • 0.72% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.36% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.36% fail on Steering control
      • 0.36% fail on Steering column
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering
      • 0.36% fail on Other components
  • 3.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.72% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment

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