Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
48.2% pass rate
from 3,320 tests in 2017
(6.1% worse than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Suspension (39% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 13% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 12% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 12% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 12% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Drive shafts (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.030% fail on Universal joint
    • 5.8% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Location
    • 4.5% fail on Wheel bearings (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Rear (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Front
    • 3.5% fail on Front suspension joints (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (46% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (38% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Attachment
      • 0.030% fail on Presence
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.87% fail on Sub-frames (89% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Condition (92% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.69% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.66% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.060% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.090% fail on General condition (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Macpherson strut (77% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Condition (77% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Axles
      • 0.060% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.030% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.030% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.030% fail on Spring mounting
  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.96% fail on Rear lamps (48% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 5.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators (38% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type (38% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.48% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.060% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.030% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.030% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.090% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.090% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 0.87% fail on Battery
    • 0.66% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Fog lamp (63% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
      • 0.090% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.30% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
      • 0.090% fail on Lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.12% fail on Horn (77% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.030% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 8.1% fail on Brake performance (14% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (33% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front wheels (26% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.060% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.5% fail on Hub components (98% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Brake pads (67% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake discs (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (32% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Components (37% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Hoses (89% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Pipes (91% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.060% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.060% fail on Servos
      • 0.57% fail on Leaks
      • 0.090% fail on Operation
      • 0.060% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.7% fail on ABS (88% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.96% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.12% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.060% fail on Leaks
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
      • 0.030% fail on Components
        • 0.030% fail on Servos
    • 0.060% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.030% fail on Lever
      • 0.030% fail on Pivot
    • 0.030% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.030% fail on Pedal
        • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 0.030% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.030% fail on Warning
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.7% fail on Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system (41% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.45% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on System
      • 0.24% fail on Pipe
      • 0.24% fail on Cap
      • 0.090% fail on Hose
    • 0.66% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.8% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Steering system (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.060% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.060% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.030% fail on Free play
        • 0.030% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering (62% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.030% fail on Drive system
      • 0.030% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.030% fail on Other components
    • 0.030% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.030% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.7% fail on Tyres (19% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (30% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 8.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (36% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Windscreen (66% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (32% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Seat belts (88% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
      • 0.030% fail on Requirements
      • 0.030% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN (55% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate (53% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 1.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (64% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Seats
      • 0.30% fail on Passengers
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers
    • 0.48% fail on Body condition (77% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Doors
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.090% fail on Drivers
    • 0.090% fail on Body security
    • 0.030% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.030% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.030% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.030% fail on Chassis
    • 0.030% fail on Load security
      • 0.030% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
    • 0.060% fail on Condition

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