BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2007
68.4% pass rate
from 11,372 tests in 2020
(26% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (22% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage ball joints (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (30% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Anti-roll bar (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (50% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Suspension arm (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Springs (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (50% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Shock absorbers (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension rods (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pins and bushes (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Ball joint (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint dust cover (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0088% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.070% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Bellows (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Accumulator
      • 0.0088% fail on Levelling valve
      • 0.0088% fail on Pipes
    • 0.018% fail on Macpherson strut (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0088% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0088% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0088% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres (8.9% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth (2.0% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type (39% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 7.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (35% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Headlamp levelling device (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (68% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Direction indicators (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Flashing type (67% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Side repeaters (14% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Individual direction indicators (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp (50% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical equipment (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Horn (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Trailer electrical socket (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Electrical wiring (17% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.088% fail on Position lamps (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Position lamp (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Rear reflectors (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0088% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0088% fail on Switch
    • 0.0088% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0088% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3.8% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (9.3% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0088% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0088% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.73% fail on Parking brake performance (40% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (42% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2.3% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2.8% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.0088% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester (24% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt (73% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance (54% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.0088% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.018% fail on Plate brake tester (54% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.0088% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0088% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Rbt (sp) (89% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake imbalance (90% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake performance (90% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Brake linings and pads (61% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Brake pads (61% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0088% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs and drums (51% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Brake discs (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (74% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Lever (5.0% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake control (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Lever (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Electronic parking brake (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Flexible brake hoses (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-lock braking system (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Electronic braking system (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Electronic stability control (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (35% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (20% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.11% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0088% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0088% fail on Additional braking device
  • 4.1% fail on Steering (44% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components (78% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint (35% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Drag link end (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Locking devices (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.13% fail on Steering gear (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Power steering (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Operation (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Other components (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.070% fail on Steering play (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Steering rack (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0088% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility (45% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet (13% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view (2.2% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass (12% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen (16% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors (40% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (0.052% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (22% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (24% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.062% fail on Catalytic converter (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.035% fail on Particulate filter (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.0088% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.026% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (77% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0088% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.77% fail on Spark ignition (80% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (71% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Catalyst emissions (86% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Emissions not tested (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0088% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.24% fail on Fluid leaks (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Other leaks (16% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.062% fail on Noise suppression (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Undertray (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (16% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (0.52% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Seat belts (31% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Condition (5.7% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Requirements (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Airbags (16% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers airbag (7.3% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Exhaust system (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Transmission (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts (93% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Joints (94% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Drive shaft (18% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Prop shafts (74% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Prop shaft (16% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0088% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (17% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Tank (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Pipe
    • 0.053% fail on Seats (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Driver's seat (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Passenger's seat (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Bumpers (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Boot lid (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Boot lid condition (8.1% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.026% fail on Body (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Other body component (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Panel
    • 0.026% fail on Doors (94% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Front passenger's door (78% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition (85% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0088% fail on Catch
    • 0.026% fail on Undertray (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0088% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0088% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0088% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0088% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0088% fail on Floor
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Attachment (98% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.67% fail on Identification of the vehicle (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plates (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.0088% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0088% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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