Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
52.9% pass rate
from 2,313 tests in 2017
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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Suspension (46% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 11% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front drive shafts (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 11% fail on Constant velocity joints (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Location
    • 3.8% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Front
    • 3.8% fail on Shock absorbers (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Front suspension joints (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.35% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment
    • 0.78% fail on Sub-frames (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment
    • 0.56% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Subframe mounting (90% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.043% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.086% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.086% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.086% fail on Axles
      • 0.043% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.043% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.043% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.043% fail on Condition
  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (13% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.91% fail on Rear lamps (49% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp (24% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators (34% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type (34% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps (65% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.35% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (46% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.086% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.043% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.043% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.043% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.043% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.043% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.1% fail on Battery (74% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Fog lamp (50% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.22% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.17% fail on Horn (74% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.086% fail on Switch
      • 0.043% fail on Lamp
    • 0.086% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.043% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance (18% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (31% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels (33% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.043% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.7% fail on Hub components (90% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (44% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Brake back plates
    • 4.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (29% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Components (36% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Hoses (53% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Pipes (80% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.61% fail on Leaks
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.043% fail on Operation
    • 2.1% fail on ABS (46% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake (78% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (78% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Condition
        • 0.043% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.13% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.13% fail on Cable
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.086% fail on Components
        • 0.086% fail on Servos
      • 0.043% fail on Leaks
  • 9.3% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Steering system (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.086% fail on Free play
        • 0.086% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.086% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.043% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.043% fail on Lock stop
      • 0.043% fail on Other components
        • 0.043% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering
      • 0.26% fail on Operation
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
      • 0.043% fail on Drive system
      • 0.043% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.086% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 9.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (16% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Emissions
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system (41% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.52% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on System
      • 0.30% fail on Cap
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.043% fail on Hose
    • 0.99% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (32% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
  • 7.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (36% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Seat belts (88% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
      • 0.043% fail on Installation check
        • 0.043% fail on Belt(s)/padding
      • 0.043% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (66% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Body condition (71% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Seats
      • 0.43% fail on Passengers (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Drivers
    • 0.30% fail on Doors (59% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers
      • 0.086% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.043% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.086% fail on Body security
    • 0.086% fail on Load security
      • 0.086% fail on Access panel (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.043% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.043% fail on Chassis
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.48% fail on Attachment
    • 0.043% fail on Condition
  • 0.043% fail on Towbars
    • 0.043% fail on Vehicle structure

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