BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2006
66.6% pass rate
from 11,528 tests in 2017
(21% better than other 2006 cars)
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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front lamps (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Rear lamps (37% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.069% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0087% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0087% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Direction indicators (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Flashing type (71% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.29% fail on Individual lamps (83% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on All direction indicators (88% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Fog lamp (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.061% fail on Horn (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.017% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0087% fail on Battery
    • 0.0087% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0087% fail on Lamp
  • 10% fail on Suspension (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (92% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage condition (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
      • 0.035% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Location
    • 0.56% fail on Shock absorbers (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Tie bars/rods (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (68% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Front suspension joints (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Rear (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.087% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.061% fail on Drive shafts (98% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.052% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.0087% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.0087% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.052% fail on Trailing arms (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (77% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
      • 0.0087% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.017% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.017% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.017% fail on Macpherson strut (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Sub-frames (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Condition
      • 0.0087% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.017% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0087% fail on General condition
  • 9.9% fail on Brakes (13% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (61% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Components (59% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Pipes (69% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Hoses (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.39% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Leaks
      • 0.078% fail on Operation
    • 3.9% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Front wheels (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake imbalance (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.026% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (40% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake discs (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.035% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (54% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.069% fail on ABS (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Electronic stability system (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Service brake control components (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pedal (67% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Condition
        • 0.026% fail on Anti-slip (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Restricted movement (88% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0087% fail on Operation
      • 0.0087% fail on Components
        • 0.0087% fail on Hoses
    • 0.017% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0087% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0087% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0087% fail on Operation
  • 9.6% fail on Tyres (13% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.69% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
    • 0.035% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.4% fail on Steering (80% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Steering system (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Track rod end (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Free play
        • 0.078% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Steering arm (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0087% fail on Other components
        • 0.0087% fail on Steering component
    • 0.069% fail on Steering control
      • 0.069% fail on Steering lock (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Power steering (94% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0087% fail on Other components
    • 0.0087% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (52% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors (48% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (33% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (33% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers airbag
      • 0.0087% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
    • 0.79% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.61% fail on Condition (54% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0087% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0087% fail on Anchorage's
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Attachment (98% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0087% fail on Hubs
  • 0.85% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.82% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Emissions (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Cap
      • 0.026% fail on Tank
      • 0.0087% fail on Hose
      • 0.0087% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0087% fail on System
    • 0.095% fail on Emissions not tested (74% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (77% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers
    • 0.043% fail on Body condition (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Doors (91% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers other (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Drivers
    • 0.026% fail on Load security
      • 0.017% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0087% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.0087% fail on Spare wheel
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