Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
53.8% pass rate
from 1,463 tests in 2020
(10.0% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (47% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 13% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.6% fail on Wheel bearings (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Shock absorbers (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Springs (71% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs (87% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring (94% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.068% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.68% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.48% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.62% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.34% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.21% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.068% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.27% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (95% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.068% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (77% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.068% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.068% fail on Switch
    • 0.82% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.68% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.068% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.068% fail on Horn
    • 0.14% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 0.14% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (41% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (45% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance (55% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.82% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (50% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (47% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt
          • 0.62% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.068% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.068% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.62% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance (81% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (71% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.068% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake discs (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.068% fail on Cable
        • 0.068% fail on Lever
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.82% fail on Rigid brake pipes (73% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.68% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.34% fail on Lever
    • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
      • 0.068% fail on Hand lever
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 8.7% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.14% fail on Flexible couplings (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.21% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.21% fail on Joints
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (43% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Tank
      • 0.27% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe
      • 0.14% fail on System
    • 0.55% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.48% fail on Body
      • 0.27% fail on Panel
      • 0.21% fail on Other body component
    • 0.41% fail on Seats
      • 0.27% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.14% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.27% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
      • 0.068% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.068% fail on Door condition
    • 0.14% fail on Integral vehicle structure (91% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame condition (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Undertray
    • 0.068% fail on Towbar
      • 0.068% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.068% fail on Floor
  • 7.9% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Steering linkage components (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.068% fail on Other components
        • 0.068% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.068% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.34% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.068% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.21% fail on Steering play
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
  • 7.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.75% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.27% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.68% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.41% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.068% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.068% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Fluid leaks (90% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.068% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.068% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.068% fail on Undertray
  • 6.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (47% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Seat belts (90% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.068% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.068% fail on Requirements
    • 0.27% fail on Airbags
      • 0.27% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres (38% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (55% worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (50% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.068% fail on Condition

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