Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
54.7% pass rate
from 8,904 tests in 2020
(6.9% 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.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.011% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.011% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (42% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Side repeaters (48% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Horn (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Battery(ies) (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.034% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.045% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.045% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.034% fail on Hazard warning (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Switch (80% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 9.5% fail on Suspension arms (54% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Pins and bushes (86% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Ball joint (60% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (42% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Linkage ball joints (45% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins and bushes (93% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bar (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (97% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.0% fail on Springs
      • 3.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.0% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.011% fail on Mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers (62% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (26% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Other suspension component (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.26% fail on Sub-frames (54% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.067% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.067% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (96% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Macpherson strut (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
  • 13% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (26% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (16% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (15% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.067% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (37% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (36% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.98% fail on Parking brake performance (35% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.090% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.75% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance (66% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.011% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.28% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.24% fail on Cable
        • 0.034% fail on Lever
        • 0.011% fail on Linkage
    • 1.5% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Operation (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Leaks
    • 0.31% fail on Rigid brake pipes (92% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.079% fail on Brake fluid (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake control (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Lever (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever (67% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Pedal (93% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
      • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.011% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Tread depth (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Size/type
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility (11% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (27% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Condition of glass (86% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Windscreen (91% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors (52% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 6.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (15% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (16% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.067% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.056% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.045% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.022% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.011% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 2.8% fail on Spark ignition (56% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (30% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Catalyst emissions (79% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested (74% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.65% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.079% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.12% fail on Noise suppression (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (44% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Transmission (44% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts (44% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Joints (45% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.011% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.011% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
        • 0.011% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 1.1% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Panel (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Other body component (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.37% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.067% fail on Tank
      • 0.056% fail on System
      • 0.045% fail on Hose
      • 0.045% fail on Pipe
    • 0.38% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Passenger's seat (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.35% fail on Doors (44% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other passenger's door (51% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.090% fail on Door condition
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
      • 0.079% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.067% fail on Door condition
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
    • 0.27% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.045% fail on Bracket
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.090% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.090% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.034% fail on Integral vehicle structure (96% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (97% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.034% fail on Chassis (95% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Chassis condition (95% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Load security
      • 0.011% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.011% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 3.7% fail on Steering (20% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.034% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
        • 0.011% fail on Steering component
        • 0.011% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.022% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.011% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.40% fail on Steering gear (54% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Steering rack (52% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering (46% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.056% fail on Other components
      • 0.022% fail on Pump
      • 0.011% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.034% fail on Steering play (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.011% fail on Steering wheel
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (33% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.57% fail on Seat belts (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
      • 0.067% fail on Requirements
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
    • 0.045% fail on Airbags
      • 0.045% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.011% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.71% fail on Road Wheels (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Attachment (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Condition
    • 0.011% fail on Hubs
  • 0.045% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.034% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.011% fail on Anchorages

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