Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
53.4% pass rate
from 588 tests in 2020
(17% worse than other 1996 cars)
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.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (65% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 14% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 11% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.3% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wheel bearings (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.4% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Coil springs (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Coil spring (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.68% fail on Sub-frame (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.0% fail on Axles (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.68% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.17% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.17% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.17% fail on Arm
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.85% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.68% fail on Horn
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.34% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (87% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 8.8% fail on Transmission (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.34% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.34% fail on Joints
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.51% fail on Tank
      • 0.34% fail on Pipe
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.34% fail on System
      • 0.17% fail on Hose
    • 0.68% fail on Body
      • 0.68% fail on Other body component
    • 0.51% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
      • 0.17% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
    • 0.34% fail on Seats
      • 0.34% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.17% fail on Chassis
      • 0.17% fail on Chassis condition
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 7.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.17% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.68% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (78% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% better than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (98% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.17% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.17% fail on Cable
    • 0.85% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.85% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Rigid brake pipes (76% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.34% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
    • 0.34% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.34% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.34% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.17% fail on Lever
    • 0.17% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 9.2% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Steering linkage components (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Drag link end
    • 2.4% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering
      • 0.85% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.17% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.51% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Steering rack (9 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.17% fail on Steering column
  • 8.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.51% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.85% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 6.8% fail on Visibility
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 2.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Seat belts (81% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Requirements
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment

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