BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2010
76.0% pass rate
from 10,777 tests in 2017
(18% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.3% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (14% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.084% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.065% fail on Size/type
  • 7.7% fail on Suspension
    • 4.2% fail on Coil springs (28% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Condition (29% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Location
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (88% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (91% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0093% fail on Condition
    • 0.84% fail on Front suspension joints (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Air suspension (60 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Suspension unit (75 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Operation (64 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Bellows (60 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Accumulator (91 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Other components
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.037% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Wheel bearings (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Front (74% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.019% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0093% fail on Condition
      • 0.0093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.019% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0093% fail on Condition
      • 0.0093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0093% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0093% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0093% fail on Condition
  • 6.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.037% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.028% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps (31% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front lamps (18% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Rear lamps (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Direction indicators (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Flashing type (57% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.065% fail on Individual lamps (92% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0093% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate lamp (85% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (94% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.093% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Fog lamp (74% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.019% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0093% fail on Battery
    • 0.0093% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0093% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0093% fail on Switch
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components (23% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (18% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Brake back plates (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0093% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.57% fail on Brake performance (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Front wheels (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear wheels (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.037% fail on Brake imbalance (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Components (80% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Electronic parking brake
      • 0.056% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on ABS (77% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.019% fail on Service brake control components (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pedal (83% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 0.0093% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 2.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (44% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (32% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (56% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.084% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.056% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.3% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Attachment (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.73% fail on Steering (28% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Steering system
      • 0.54% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.028% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0093% fail on Steering arm
  • 0.57% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.48% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.32% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.31% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.0093% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.0093% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0093% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.0093% fail on Requirements
  • 0.16% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Fuel system (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Cap (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on System
    • 0.056% fail on Exhaust system (94% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Emissions (91% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.15% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Body condition
    • 0.028% fail on Doors (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.0093% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.028% fail on Seats
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0093% fail on Passengers
    • 0.028% fail on Load security
      • 0.019% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0093% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0093% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0093% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0093% fail on Chassis
    • 0.0093% fail on Body security
  • 0.0093% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0093% fail on Swivelling towbar

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