Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
48.4% pass rate
from 971 tests in 2017
(16% worse than other 1996 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Suspension (63% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 11% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 11% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Couplings
    • 4.6% fail on Wheel bearings (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Rear (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front
    • 4.3% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Shock absorbers (99% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Condition (99% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Location
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 1.4% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 0.82% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.82% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.51% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.10% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.10% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (18% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp (41% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.93% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators (67% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type (67% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Battery (80% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.10% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.82% fail on Horn
    • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp (92% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Fog lamp (92% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.10% fail on Lamp
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.72% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.10% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.0% fail on Components
        • 3.4% fail on Hoses (80% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Pipes (80% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components (69% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.21% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal
        • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.10% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.10% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.10% fail on Cable
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.7% fail on Emissions (40% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.82% fail on System (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe
      • 0.21% fail on Tank
      • 0.10% fail on Hose
    • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 11% fail on Steering (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 10% fail on Steering system (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Free play
        • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.21% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.10% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
      • 0.10% fail on Rams
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (47% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth (50% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.82% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.51% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (63% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.41% fail on Seat belts (92% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (78% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Body condition (82% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Vehicle structure (81% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Chassis (81% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Body security
    • 0.10% fail on Doors
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers
    • 0.10% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers
  • 0.93% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.10% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment

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