BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2014
87.6% pass rate
from 16,643 tests in 2017
(13% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (44% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (87% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (40% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (34% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Size/type
    • 0.012% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (41% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Wipers (62% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Washers
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.024% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (63% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Headlamp aim (59% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Headlamp (87% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Direction indicators (61% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Flashing type (61% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters (60% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.096% fail on Position lamps (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Front lamps (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Rear lamps (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.060% fail on Stop lamp (90% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.030% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Fog lamp (84% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Registration plate lamp (97% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Horn
    • 0.012% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.012% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 1.1% fail on Brakes (49% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Hub components (48% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Brake pads (50% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.012% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.19% fail on Brake performance (63% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Front wheels (59% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.060% fail on Rear wheels (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0060% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.0060% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.0060% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems (84% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Components
        • 0.060% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0060% fail on Pipes
    • 0.036% fail on Parking brake (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic parking brake
      • 0.018% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.018% fail on Pedal
        • 0.012% fail on Anti-slip (79% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on ABS
    • 0.0060% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0060% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 0.71% fail on Road Wheels (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.57% fail on Suspension (36% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Front
    • 0.060% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.036% fail on Linkage condition (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0060% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.048% fail on Suspension arms (66% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (69% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Coil springs (64% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Air suspension (18 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.0060% fail on Bellows
      • 0.0060% fail on Other components
    • 0.018% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.012% fail on Condition (13 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.012% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (27 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.0060% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0060% fail on Suspension unit
  • 0.45% fail on Registration plates and VIN (49% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plate (49% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.34% fail on Steering (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Track rod end (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0060% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.16% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (41% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.072% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.0060% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.078% fail on Seat belts (54% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.060% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (78% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Exhaust system (58% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0060% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0060% fail on Cap
    • 0.0060% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.036% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (72% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Body condition
    • 0.012% fail on Seats
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers

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