Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
54.7% pass rate
from 12,140 tests in 2017
(8.7% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 11% fail on Registration plate lamp (54% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps (20% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Front lamps (31% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.082% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0082% fail on Switch
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp (12% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.058% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.041% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.016% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.025% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0082% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.025% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps (20% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters (72% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Switch
        • 0.0082% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.066% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0082% fail on Switch
    • 0.38% fail on Horn (43% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Battery (61% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.074% fail on Trailer electrical socket (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Hazard warning (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Lamp
      • 0.016% fail on Switch (91% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.033% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 18% fail on Suspension (18% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (25% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
      • 0.049% fail on Condition
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (44% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
      • 0.041% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Coil springs (34% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Location
    • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front drive shafts (52% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (52% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Couplings
      • 0.025% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.025% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings (44% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Front
      • 0.30% fail on Rear (71% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Sub-frames (47% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.049% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.049% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.049% fail on Prescribed areas (98% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Component mounting (99% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Spring mounting (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.041% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.025% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.025% fail on Condition
    • 0.025% fail on Trailing arms (92% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (91% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Macpherson strut (97% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Condition (97% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.0082% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0082% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0082% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 7.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (19% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Components (21% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Hoses (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Pipes (94% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Reservoirs (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Leaks (40% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (31% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear wheels (28% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels (45% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.041% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0082% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.77% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.1% fail on ABS (90% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.21% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.21% fail on Cable
      • 0.0082% fail on Lever
    • 0.20% fail on Parking brake (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Operation (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Components
        • 0.025% fail on Hoses (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Servos
      • 0.0082% fail on Leaks
    • 0.041% fail on Service brake control components (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pedal (86% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Condition
    • 0.0082% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0082% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 10% fail on Tyres (9.1% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Tread depth (13% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Size/type
    • 0.058% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (13% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (37% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Windscreen (35% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Mirrors (42% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0082% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.3% fail on Steering (33% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Steering system (27% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.38% fail on Steering rack (60% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (45% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Free play
        • 0.058% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.041% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.016% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0082% fail on Other components
        • 0.0082% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Operation
      • 0.016% fail on Pipes and hoses (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Rams
      • 0.0082% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0082% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0082% fail on Other components
    • 0.066% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0082% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0082% fail on Steering wheel
  • 2.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (66% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions (61% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Fuel system (32% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Cap
      • 0.20% fail on System
      • 0.033% fail on Tank (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pipe
    • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested (61% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (37% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (18% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.62% fail on Seat belts (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition (35% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas (99% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (41% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Body condition
    • 0.28% fail on Doors (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Passengers other (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Drivers (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Passengers front (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers
      • 0.099% fail on Drivers
    • 0.099% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.066% fail on Load security
      • 0.033% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.016% fail on Access panel
      • 0.016% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.058% fail on Body security
    • 0.016% fail on Vehicle structure (97% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Chassis (97% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.80% fail on Road Wheels (76% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Condition
  • 0.025% fail on Towbars
    • 0.025% fail on Towbar

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