BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1993
63.1% pass rate
from 195 tests in 2020
(1.9% worse than other 1993 cars)
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.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (78% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (89% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (180% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (7 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (10 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.6% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (20 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (120% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Springs (87% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring (160% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.51% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (7.2% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamps (89% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp (82% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators (33% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type (33% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (31% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (66% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.51% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.51% fail on Horn
  • 9.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (7.2% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Chassis (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Chassis condition (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (3.9% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system (120% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on System
    • 1.0% fail on Transmission (60% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Drive shafts (53% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Joints (52% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.51% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.51% fail on Doors
      • 0.51% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.51% fail on Door condition
    • 0.51% fail on Cabs
      • 0.51% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (22% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Spark ignition (38% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 7.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (66% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.51% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.51% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.51% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.51% fail on Other leaks
  • 7.2% fail on Brakes (36% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (51% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (48% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (44% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 1993 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (25% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (8.5% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (5.2% better than other 1993 cars)
          • 0.51% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.51% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.0% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (41% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.51% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.51% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.51% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.51% fail on Lever
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility (26% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (12% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (43% better than other 1993 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres (77% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (9.1% worse than other 1993 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Steering (17% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components (33% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.51% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.51% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.0% fail on Steering gear (32% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Steering box (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Steering play
      • 0.51% fail on Steering box
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (6.4% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts (11% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas (9.4% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1993 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle (70% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates (71% worse than other 1993 cars)

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