BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2011
78.1% pass rate
from 14,329 tests in 2017
(11% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.4% fail on Tyres (16% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (42% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.15% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.091% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.042% fail on Size/type (63% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension (15% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Coil springs (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Condition (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Location
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Condition
    • 0.81% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Air suspension (53 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Suspension unit (59 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Bellows (62 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Operation (44 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on General condition (13 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.014% fail on Wheel bearings (93% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Front
      • 0.0070% fail on Rear
    • 0.014% fail on Drive shafts (97% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Front drive shafts (97% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.0070% fail on Couplings
    • 0.0070% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0070% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0070% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0070% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 6.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (39% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (44% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (35% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.056% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.035% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (17% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Rear lamps (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Switch
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Direction indicators (37% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Flashing type (37% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.035% fail on Individual lamps (93% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plate lamp (94% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Horn
    • 0.063% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Fog lamp (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0070% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (23% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (21% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Brake back plates (16 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.43% fail on Brake performance (72% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front wheels (59% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.084% fail on Rear wheels (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Components (66% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Hoses
      • 0.0070% fail on Operation
    • 0.035% fail on ABS (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Additional braking devices (14 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Electronic stability system (82% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Parking brake (95% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.014% fail on Service brake control components (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pedal (80% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Condition
        • 0.0070% fail on Anti-slip
  • 2.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (45% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (18% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Wipers (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.049% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.014% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0070% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 1.3% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.70% fail on Registration plates and VIN (77% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plate (75% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0070% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.38% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.20% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.17% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0070% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
  • 0.27% fail on Steering (52% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering system (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (60% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0070% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0070% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.0070% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Fuel system (74% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Tank
      • 0.014% fail on System
      • 0.0070% fail on Cap
    • 0.028% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.014% fail on Emissions (92% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.070% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (71% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Body condition
    • 0.021% fail on Doors (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.0070% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.0070% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0070% fail on Body security
    • 0.0070% fail on Seats
      • 0.0070% fail on Passengers

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