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BMW 5-Series M5 MOT Results

73.0% pass rate
from 152 tests in 2017
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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Front lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.3% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.0% fail on Battery
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.66% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.66% fail on Lamp
      • 0.66% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Horn
    • 0.66% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 5.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.9% fail on Components
        • 2.6% fail on Pipes
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses
      • 2.0% fail on Operation (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.66% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on ABS
    • 0.66% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.66% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.66% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 9.2% fail on Suspension
    • 4.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.6% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.0% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.66% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.66% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.66% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.66% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.66% fail on Front
    • 0.66% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.66% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.66% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers
  • 4.6% fail on Steering
    • 3.3% fail on Steering system
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.0% fail on Power steering (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pipes and hoses (21 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Operation
  • 4.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.9% fail on Body condition (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Doors
      • 0.66% fail on Passengers other
  • 4.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions
    • 0.66% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.66% fail on Pipe
    • 0.66% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.66% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.66% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.66% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.66% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.66% fail on Registration plate
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