Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
52.8% pass rate
from 5,958 tests in 2017
(4.8% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (33% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.017% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.067% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.050% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.034% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.067% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.067% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.017% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.017% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators (33% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type (33% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual lamps (74% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters (68% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (28% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp (32% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.034% fail on Switch
    • 0.59% fail on Battery (43% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Horn
    • 0.27% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
      • 0.12% fail on Lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.084% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.050% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.034% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms (44% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (50% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
      • 0.050% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (23% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (36% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
      • 0.050% fail on Condition
    • 6.0% fail on Drive shafts (36% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Front drive shafts (36% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (37% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.10% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Location
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.4% fail on Rear (41% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Front (47% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.20% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas (96% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Subframe mounting (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Component mounting (98% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.017% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.017% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.017% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance (16% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels (45% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.017% fail on Brake operation
    • 6.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.2% fail on Components
        • 5.9% fail on Hoses (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Pipes (95% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.017% fail on Servos
      • 0.45% fail on Leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.20% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.017% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.3% fail on ABS (68% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake (47% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.25% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (12 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Operation (14 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Components
        • 0.017% fail on Hoses
        • 0.017% fail on Servos
      • 0.017% fail on Warning
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.13% fail on Cable
      • 0.017% fail on Linkage
      • 0.017% fail on Lever
      • 0.017% fail on Pivot
    • 0.034% fail on Service brake control components (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Pedal (87% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Condition
        • 0.017% fail on Anti-slip
  • 9.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (27% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen (84% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
    • 0.034% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 5.3% fail on Steering system (31% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Track rod end (71% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.050% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.034% fail on Free play
        • 0.034% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.034% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Other components
      • 0.017% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
      • 0.017% fail on Drive system
      • 0.017% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.017% fail on Rams
    • 0.034% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (48% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Emissions (23% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested (60% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Fuel system (57% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Cap
      • 0.084% fail on System (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Tank
      • 0.017% fail on Pipe
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (32% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (56% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.60% fail on Seat belts (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.20% fail on Requirements (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
  • 1.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (52% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Body condition (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Seats
      • 0.39% fail on Passengers (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Drivers (69% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.084% fail on Drivers
      • 0.067% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.10% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.017% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.017% fail on Chassis
    • 0.017% fail on Body security
    • 0.017% fail on Load security
      • 0.017% fail on Tailgate
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.81% fail on Road Wheels (83% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Condition
  • 0.017% fail on Towbars
    • 0.017% fail on Towbar

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