BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 1995
59.8% pass rate
from 630 tests in 2017
Pass rate by mileage
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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 6.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (200% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage condition
    • 5.6% fail on Suspension arms (99% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.7% fail on Subframe mounting (160% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Component mounting (53% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Shock absorbers (91% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Condition (91% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Front suspension joints (180% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (16 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 1.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.95% fail on Condition
      • 0.48% fail on Location
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings (82% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Front
    • 0.32% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.32% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.16% fail on General condition
    • 0.16% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.79% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.32% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.32% fail on Individual lamps (82% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.63% fail on Horn
    • 0.32% fail on Battery (79% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.5% fail on Emissions
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on System
      • 0.16% fail on Cap
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.1% fail on Components
        • 3.5% fail on Pipes
        • 1.9% fail on Hoses
        • 0.16% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.32% fail on Leaks
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance (40% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.63% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.32% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.32% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.32% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.16% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on ABS
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
        • 0.16% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.16% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.16% fail on Stationary pin
  • 7.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
    • 0.16% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.7% fail on Steering
    • 5.6% fail on Steering system
      • 3.8% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering box
      • 0.32% fail on Intermediate drop arm (8 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.32% fail on Other components
        • 0.32% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.16% fail on Free play
        • 0.16% fail on Steering box
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Pump
  • 5.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas (54% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Requirements
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 2.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Drivers airbag (16 times worse than other 1995 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (54% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.95% fail on Doors
      • 0.48% fail on Drivers
      • 0.32% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.32% fail on Vehicle structure (82% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Chassis (82% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment

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