BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2014
84.6% pass rate
from 16,448 tests in 2020
(28% 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.

  • 6.1% fail on Tyres (24% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth (16% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Size/type (18% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 2.2% fail on Visibility (46% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (57% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers (26% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Driver's view (60% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on View to rear (47% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Mirrors (45% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Condition of glass (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Windscreen (70% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Bonnet (46% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Brakes (49% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (36% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (27% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (27% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings (21% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs and drums (70% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Brake discs (70% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Brake performance (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.036% fail on Service brake imbalance (74% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (0.15% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (82% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Brake performance not tested (31% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (82% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake imbalance (71% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (63% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Electronic braking system (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Anti-lock braking system (87% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Electronic stability control (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Flexible brake hoses (31% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Parking brake control (87% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Lever (90% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.012% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (91% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pedal (77% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (65% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (56% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Other components (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0061% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0061% fail on Brake fluid
  • 1.8% fail on Suspension (50% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Springs (52% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Coil springs (52% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Coil spring (52% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Shock absorbers (37% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Wheel bearings (74% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Suspension arms (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes (66% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint (93% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover (88% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.20% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (34 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Bellows (79 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Suspension unit (30 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Operation (20 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Anti-roll bars (80% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Linkage (15% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage ball joints (88% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover (75% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0061% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0061% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 1.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (71% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Headlamp aim (58% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Headlamp aim (55% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Headlamps (67% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp (92% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device (68% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Direction indicators (66% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Flashing type (66% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (56% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0061% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.085% fail on Rear reflectors (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Electrical equipment (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Horn (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Electrical wiring (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.067% fail on Stop lamp (95% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (96% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.97% fail on Steering (93% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Steering linkage components (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.012% fail on Steering gear (76% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Steering rack (75% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0061% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.57% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (50% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Exhaust emissions (49% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Compression ignition (23% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (20% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (49% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.18% fail on Spark ignition (70% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (55% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0061% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.0061% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.012% fail on Fluid leaks (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Engine oil leaks (64% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.44% fail on Identification of the vehicle (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plates (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.26% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (27% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (13% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts (40% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0061% fail on Requirements
  • 0.16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Transmission (80% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Prop shafts (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Flexible couplings (31 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Drive shafts (93% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Joints (95% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0061% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.024% fail on Exhaust system (94% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Bumpers (72% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0061% fail on Body
      • 0.0061% fail on Other body component
    • 0.0061% fail on Seats
      • 0.0061% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0061% fail on Undertray
  • 0.0061% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0061% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.0061% fail on Speed limiter
  • 0.0061% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0061% fail on Anchorages

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