Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
53.3% pass rate
from 2,895 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (18% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 13% fail on Suspension arms (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.069% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.6% fail on Springs (73% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Coil springs (83% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Coil spring (87% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Mounting
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (30% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage ball joints (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.069% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (92% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings (65% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (45% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.41% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.48% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.035% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.41% fail on Axles (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.069% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (98% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (23% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.069% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.035% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (49% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.035% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (63% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (55% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Electrical equipment (64% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Horn
      • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.035% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 0.035% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.035% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (23% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 10% fail on Transmission (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 9.8% fail on Joints (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.41% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.41% fail on Joints (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system (34% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.24% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.17% fail on System
      • 0.035% fail on Tank
      • 0.035% fail on Pipe
    • 0.45% fail on Seats
      • 0.24% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.21% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.35% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component
      • 0.14% fail on Panel
      • 0.035% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.21% fail on Doors
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.069% fail on Door condition
        • 0.035% fail on Catch
      • 0.069% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.069% fail on Door condition
      • 0.069% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.069% fail on Door condition
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.10% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.069% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.035% fail on Bracket
    • 0.069% fail on Integral vehicle structure (95% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.035% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.035% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.069% fail on Undertray
    • 0.035% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.035% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (23% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.93% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.10% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.10% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.10% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.035% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.035% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.035% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.035% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.69% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.59% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 11% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance (36% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.069% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.069% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (63% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (59% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Rbt (sp) (60% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance (59% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.83% fail on Parking brake performance (45% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt (43% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.76% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.069% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (36% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake discs (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Brake drums
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.17% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.10% fail on Cable
        • 0.069% fail on Lever
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.79% fail on Flexible brake hoses (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.069% fail on Valves
      • 0.035% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.035% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.28% fail on Rigid brake pipes (92% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake control (65% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Lever (65% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pedal
      • 0.035% fail on Hand lever
  • 8.2% fail on Steering (96% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Steering linkage components (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Track rod end (200% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Other components
        • 0.035% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.035% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.97% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.97% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.069% fail on Operation
      • 0.035% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.035% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.035% fail on Steering play
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
  • 6.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (51% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts (83% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
      • 0.069% fail on Requirements
    • 0.17% fail on Airbags
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.035% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.069% fail on Size/type
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (63% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.35% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.28% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.035% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.93% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
  • 0.035% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.035% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.035% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.035% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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