BMW 5-Series MOT Results

Registered in 2017
94.1% pass rate
from 801 tests in 2020
(42% better than other 2017 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 2017 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.00% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.62% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (82% better than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim (77% better than other 2017 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim (77% better than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.12% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.12% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.12% fail on Individual direction indicators
  • 0.62% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.62% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.37% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.37% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.25% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.37% fail on Brakes (75% better than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.12% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.12% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.12% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.12% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.12% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
  • 0.37% fail on Visibility (78% better than other 2017 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Wipers
    • 0.12% fail on Washers
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2017 cars)
  • 0.25% fail on Suspension
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.12% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.12% fail on Transmission
      • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Joints
  • 0.12% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.12% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp

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