Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
52.9% pass rate
from 2,188 tests in 2020
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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (32% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 14% fail on Suspension arms (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.091% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.1% fail on Springs (83% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Coil springs (95% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Coil spring (99% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wheel bearings (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (35% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage ball joints (70% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage
      • 0.046% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers (93% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.46% fail on Axles
      • 0.46% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.27% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.091% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.091% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.046% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp (27% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.91% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.37% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.046% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.046% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (44% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Switch
      • 0.046% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.046% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.46% fail on Electrical equipment (57% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.14% fail on Horn (74% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.23% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.14% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.091% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.046% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.091% fail on Outline marker lamps (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on All outline marker lamps
      • 0.046% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (17% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Transmission (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Joints (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.23% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.23% fail on Joints
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.87% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.27% fail on Tank
      • 0.27% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe
      • 0.14% fail on System
    • 0.32% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
      • 0.091% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.091% fail on Door condition
      • 0.046% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.046% fail on Door condition
    • 0.32% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.14% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Bracket (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
      • 0.046% fail on Panel
    • 0.046% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.046% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.046% fail on Undertray
  • 12% fail on Brakes (19% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance (33% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.091% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.091% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.96% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt
          • 0.82% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.046% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.046% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.046% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.046% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.046% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.91% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake imbalance (56% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.046% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (48% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (46% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.14% fail on Lever
        • 0.046% fail on Cable
    • 2.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (55% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (61% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.87% fail on Flexible brake hoses (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.32% fail on Lever
    • 0.32% fail on Rigid brake pipes (91% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.046% fail on Reservoirs
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.91% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.23% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.091% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.091% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.046% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.14% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.091% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (88% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Compression ignition (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.14% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.091% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.046% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.046% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.046% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.046% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.96% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.73% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.046% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.046% fail on Undertray
  • 7.5% fail on Steering (86% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Steering linkage components (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.046% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.87% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.87% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.091% fail on Operation
      • 0.046% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Steering play
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
  • 6.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.046% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts (91% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.046% fail on Requirements
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment

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