BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2007
69.7% pass rate
from 12,549 tests in 2017
(24% 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.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps (21% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear lamps (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (28% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (31% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0080% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.016% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.016% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.016% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Stop lamp (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Direction indicators (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Flashing type (62% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.26% fail on Individual lamps (84% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on All direction indicators (94% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0080% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.32% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Fog lamp (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.088% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.056% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.048% fail on Horn (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0080% fail on Battery
    • 0.0080% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0080% fail on Tell tale
  • 9.5% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.37% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.096% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.0% fail on Suspension (40% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (73% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (99% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage condition (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Location
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
      • 0.0080% fail on Attachment
    • 0.43% fail on Shock absorbers (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Front (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Front suspension joints (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0080% fail on Attachment
    • 0.096% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.0080% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.040% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.040% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.0080% fail on Operation
      • 0.0080% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.0080% fail on Bellows
    • 0.016% fail on Trailing arms (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0080% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0080% fail on Condition
    • 0.0080% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0080% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 5.8% fail on Brakes (38% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Rear wheels (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front wheels (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Brake imbalance (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.024% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake discs (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.048% fail on Brake calipers (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake (73% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.83% fail on Hydraulic systems (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Components (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Hoses
        • 0.064% fail on Pipes (95% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Servos
        • 0.0080% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.41% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Operation
      • 0.0080% fail on Leaks
    • 0.10% fail on ABS (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Electronic stability system (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Additional braking devices (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.016% fail on Components
        • 0.016% fail on Servos
      • 0.0080% fail on Warning
    • 0.016% fail on Mechanical components (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Lever
      • 0.0080% fail on Pivot
    • 0.016% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0080% fail on Restricted movement
  • 4.3% fail on Steering (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Steering system (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.024% fail on Free play
        • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack (92% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering arm (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.088% fail on Steering control (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Steering lock (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Power steering (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Operation
      • 0.016% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0080% fail on Pump
      • 0.0080% fail on Other components
    • 0.016% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0080% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.096% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.072% fail on Mirrors (67% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.61% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.60% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.59% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.90% fail on Road Wheels (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Attachment (64% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0080% fail on Halfshafts
  • 0.84% fail on Registration plates and VIN (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plate (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0080% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.77% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Emissions (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Cap
      • 0.016% fail on System (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Tank
    • 0.056% fail on Emissions not tested (81% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Seats
      • 0.072% fail on Drivers
    • 0.056% fail on Body condition (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Doors (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0080% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0080% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.024% fail on Body security
    • 0.0080% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0080% fail on Load security
      • 0.0080% fail on Access panel
  • 0.0080% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0080% fail on Swivelling towbar
  • 0.0080% fail on Driving Controls and Speed Limiters
    • 0.0080% fail on Speed limiter
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