BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2015
88.0% pass rate
from 17,307 tests in 2020
(34% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (51% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (12% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Size/type (17% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Visibility (62% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Washers (9.5% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Wipers (83% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Condition of glass (18% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Windscreen (17% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Driver's view (38% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on View to rear (36% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Mirrors (34% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.5% fail on Brakes (55% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (50% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (48% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (47% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs and drums (63% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Brake discs (64% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.30% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.081% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake imbalance (71% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0058% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (56% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Rbt (sp) (53% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake performance (38% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Brake performance not tested (32% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Parking brake performance (89% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Rbt (89% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (1.8% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (54% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Electronic stability control (61% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Anti-lock braking system (71% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.029% fail on Parking brake control (76% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electronic parking brake (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Other components (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.0058% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0058% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0058% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.0058% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0058% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 1.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (70% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Headlamp aim (63% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp aim (61% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Headlamps (57% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp (87% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.10% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Side repeaters (66% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on All direction indicators (68% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.075% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (65% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Switch
    • 0.064% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Rear reflectors (46% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (95% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Electrical equipment (82% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Trailer electrical socket (56% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Horn (88% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.0058% fail on Position lamp
  • 0.83% fail on Suspension (65% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Springs (72% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Coil springs (72% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Coil spring (72% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Suspension arms (64% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes (36% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover (27% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint (92% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers (62% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (15 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Bellows (41 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Operation (17 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Wheel bearings (49% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Anti-roll bars (80% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover (43% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (71% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0058% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.017% fail on Sub-frames (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0058% fail on Other suspension component
  • 0.73% fail on Road Wheels (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.34% fail on Identification of the vehicle (67% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates (68% worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.29% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (65% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Exhaust emissions (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Compression ignition (47% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (47% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (70% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Emissions not tested (5.3% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (23% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Spark ignition (80% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (71% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0058% fail on Particulate filter
    • 0.017% fail on Noise suppression (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0058% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.17% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (46% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Seat belts (43% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Requirements
    • 0.069% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (48% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.12% fail on Steering (55% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Steering linkage components (52% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Track rod end (60% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint (7.6% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0058% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.023% fail on Steering gear (35% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Steering rack (32% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.092% fail on Body, chassis, structure (87% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Transmission (96% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0058% fail on Joints
      • 0.0058% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0058% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.012% fail on Body (64% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Panel
      • 0.0058% fail on Other body component
    • 0.012% fail on Boot lid (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0058% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.012% fail on Undertray (3.8% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0058% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.0058% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.0058% fail on Doors
      • 0.0058% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0058% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0058% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0058% fail on Door condition
    • 0.0058% fail on Seats
      • 0.0058% fail on Driver's seat

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