BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2013
85.2% pass rate
from 14,716 tests in 2017
(12% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (45% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (81% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (42% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Size/type
    • 0.034% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.4% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (47% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (61% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (46% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0068% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.082% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Position lamps (71% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Front lamps (65% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Rear lamps (89% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Direction indicators (55% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Flashing type (55% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (42% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Individual lamps (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Horn
    • 0.061% fail on Registration plate lamp (95% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.034% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Fog lamp (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.020% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0068% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 1.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (56% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Washers
    • 0.60% fail on Wipers (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.034% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0068% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.7% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (35% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (34% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake discs (53% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Brake back plates (16 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0068% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.31% fail on Brake performance (58% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (48% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Front wheels (64% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Rear wheels (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Brake imbalance (68% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.020% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Components
        • 0.020% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0068% fail on Pipes
    • 0.041% fail on Parking brake (71% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Electronic parking brake
      • 0.014% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0068% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0068% fail on Warning
    • 0.0068% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0068% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0068% fail on ABS
  • 1.5% fail on Suspension
    • 0.68% fail on Coil springs (41% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Condition (44% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Air suspension (90 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Suspension unit (93 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Bellows (110 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Operation (38 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Accumulator
      • 0.0068% fail on Other components
    • 0.16% fail on Shock absorbers (58% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.12% fail on Rear (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Front
    • 0.095% fail on Suspension arms (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Condition
    • 0.068% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0068% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0068% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0068% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0068% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0068% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0068% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0068% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0068% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.0068% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0068% fail on Drive shafts
  • 0.75% fail on Registration plates and VIN (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.73% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.43% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.40% fail on Exhaust system (63% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Emissions (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0068% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0068% fail on System
  • 0.24% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.14% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.14% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
      • 0.0068% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0068% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.18% fail on Steering
    • 0.18% fail on Steering system
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0068% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0068% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0068% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.0068% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.054% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (61% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Seats
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers
    • 0.014% fail on Body condition
    • 0.014% fail on Doors
      • 0.0068% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0068% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.0068% fail on Load security
      • 0.0068% fail on Access panel

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