Audi A1 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
85.0% pass rate
from 16,429 tests in 2017
(28% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A1 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (31% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.073% fail on Size/type
    • 0.024% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.018% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (90% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 4.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (46% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Position lamps (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Rear lamps (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front lamps (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.83% fail on Stop lamp (29% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Direction indicators (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Flashing type (52% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters (32% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Individual lamps (70% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on All direction indicators (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Horn (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Headlamps (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.030% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0061% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0061% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0061% fail on Switch
      • 0.0061% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.18% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.0061% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.079% fail on Registration plate lamp (96% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0061% fail on Battery
  • 2.5% fail on Brakes (35% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components (23% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (31% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.012% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0061% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.57% fail on Brake performance (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Rear wheels (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front wheels (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.073% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.0061% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.085% fail on Hydraulic systems (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Leaks
      • 0.043% fail on Components (71% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Pipes (75% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0061% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.067% fail on Parking brake (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.037% fail on ABS
    • 0.037% fail on Restricted movement
  • 2.2% fail on Suspension (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
      • 0.030% fail on Location
    • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0061% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Front drive shafts (60% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Constant velocity joints (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Shock absorbers (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Suspension arms (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Wheel bearings (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Rear
      • 0.0061% fail on Front
    • 0.043% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.043% fail on Condition
    • 0.037% fail on Front suspension joints (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0061% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0061% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0061% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.0061% fail on Pipes
    • 0.0061% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0061% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0061% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0061% fail on Subframe mounting
  • 1.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.40% fail on Wipers (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.024% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.018% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.43% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.41% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.38% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0061% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.037% fail on Seat belts (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0061% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.33% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Emissions (62% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.037% fail on System
      • 0.018% fail on Cap (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Hose
      • 0.0061% fail on Pipe
    • 0.030% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels (45% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Attachment
    • 0.037% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.037% fail on Body condition
    • 0.030% fail on Seats
      • 0.018% fail on Passengers
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers
    • 0.018% fail on Engine mountings (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Body security
    • 0.012% fail on Doors (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.091% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Steering system (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.024% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0061% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.024% fail on Power steering
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
      • 0.0061% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0061% fail on Other components
    • 0.0061% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0061% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0061% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0061% fail on Locking devices
Read the Honest John Review

  • Audi A1 Sportback (2012 - 2018)
    Longer, five door A1 is more practical than three door. Same efficient engines as the three-door. Desirable image. Enjoyable to drive. At its best with 1.4 TFSI engine.
  • Audi A1 (2010 - 2015)
    Chic and sporty looks plus a classy interior. Enjoyable to drive. Efficient chain cam petrol engines, plenty of scope for personalisation. Well equipped. 99g/km 1.6 TDI from 2011.

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