Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
51.2% pass rate
from 913 tests in 2020
(18% worse than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (55% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 16% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 11% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.2% fail on Wheel bearings (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 2.3% fail on Springs
      • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (84% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring (84% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.55% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.66% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.55% fail on Axles
      • 0.55% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.11% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (92% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.99% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
    • 0.22% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (89% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp (89% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp (89% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.88% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (72% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt (sp) (71% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake imbalance (70% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.11% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.11% fail on Cable
    • 1.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 1.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (63% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.77% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.66% fail on Lever
    • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.44% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.11% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 0.11% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 8.5% fail on Transmission (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Joints (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
      • 0.11% fail on Belts
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.99% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on Tank
      • 0.22% fail on Hose
      • 0.22% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.11% fail on System
    • 0.66% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.55% fail on Seats
      • 0.44% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.33% fail on Boot lid (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Boot lid condition (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Towbar
      • 0.22% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.22% fail on Body
      • 0.22% fail on Other body component
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.11% fail on Chassis
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.11% fail on Undertray
  • 9.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.22% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.11% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.11% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.11% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.66% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.11% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.11% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.88% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Other leaks
  • 7.8% fail on Steering (95% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Steering linkage components (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.3% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.44% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
  • 7.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.44% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres (62% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.44% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Airbags (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Drivers airbag (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment

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