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BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

81.7% pass rate
from 71 tests in 2020
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW 5-Series M5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp
  • 8.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.4% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 7.0% fail on Suspension
    • 1.4% fail on Springs
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.4% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.4% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 5.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Doors
      • 1.4% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 1.4% fail on Door condition
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes
    • 1.4% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
  • 1.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
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