Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
53.5% pass rate
from 3,869 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps (20% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp (25% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (20% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.078% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters (68% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Horn (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Battery(ies) (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.052% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.078% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.078% fail on Switch
    • 0.052% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.026% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.026% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.026% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.7% fail on Suspension arms (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Pins and bushes (79% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Ball joint (41% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (46% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.078% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.83% fail on Pins and bushes (79% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (93% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.2% fail on Springs
      • 3.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.2% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.026% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings (45% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.57% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.41% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.078% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.078% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (77% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.026% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.18% fail on Axles
      • 0.18% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.18% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (95% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.078% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.052% fail on Macpherson strut (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 14% fail on Brakes (12% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.026% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.70% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.078% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.052% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (49% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake imbalance (54% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (99% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.36% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.18% fail on Cable
        • 0.10% fail on Lever
        • 0.026% fail on Linkage
        • 0.026% fail on Pivot
        • 0.026% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.28% fail on Lever
    • 0.26% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Leaks
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Servos (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.026% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.21% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.078% fail on Pedal (73% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.026% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.026% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 8.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (19% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Transmission (41% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Drive shafts (43% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Joints (45% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.31% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.31% fail on Joints
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (65% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Body (95% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Panel (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Other body component
      • 0.026% fail on Body condition
    • 0.52% fail on Seats
      • 0.34% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.31% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
      • 0.078% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.078% fail on Door condition
      • 0.078% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.078% fail on Door condition
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system (59% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.052% fail on Tank
      • 0.026% fail on Hose
      • 0.026% fail on Pipe
    • 0.21% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (92% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.052% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.078% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.052% fail on Bracket
    • 0.026% fail on Load security
      • 0.026% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.026% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.026% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.026% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 8.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.0% fail on Spark ignition (30% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (53% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.10% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.026% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.026% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
      • 2.7% fail on Compression ignition (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.10% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.026% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.026% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.052% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.67% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.65% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.052% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.052% fail on Undertray
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres (19% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth (27% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (24% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on View to rear
      • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.34% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.1% fail on Steering (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Steering linkage components (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Track rod end (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.052% fail on Other components
        • 0.026% fail on Steering component
        • 0.026% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.026% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.72% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.72% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.078% fail on Power steering (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Other components
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
    • 0.052% fail on Steering play
      • 0.052% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.026% fail on Steering wheel
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (34% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (42% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Seat belts (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
      • 0.078% fail on Requirements
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment
      • 0.026% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.078% fail on Airbags
      • 0.078% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.44% fail on Attachment
    • 0.052% fail on Condition
  • 0.026% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.026% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.026% fail on Speed limiter
  • 0.026% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.026% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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