Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
55.9% pass rate
from 17,453 tests in 2017
(9.3% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamp aim (9.2% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp (7.9% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps (23% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.097% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0057% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0057% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.017% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.023% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual lamps (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on All direction indicators (51% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Switch (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.092% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.029% fail on Switch
    • 0.55% fail on Battery (38% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Horn (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.040% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.040% fail on Hazard warning (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Switch (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Lamp (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.029% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Suspension (18% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Suspension arms (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
      • 0.040% fail on Condition
      • 0.0057% fail on Presence
    • 2.4% fail on Coil springs (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Location (76% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Front drive shafts (46% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (46% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0057% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.086% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.086% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.95% fail on Wheel bearings (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Front
      • 0.30% fail on Rear (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Sub-frames (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Attachment
    • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Component mounting (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Subframe mounting (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
    • 0.074% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.074% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.034% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.034% fail on Condition
    • 0.029% fail on Trailing arms (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0057% fail on Attachment
    • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (94% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0057% fail on General condition
    • 0.0057% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 15% fail on Brakes (8.3% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Components (28% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Hoses (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Pipes (96% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Servos (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Reservoirs (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.057% fail on Operation
    • 3.9% fail on Brake performance (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear wheels (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake imbalance (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.023% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs (20% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.034% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0057% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.2% fail on ABS (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Operation (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Components
        • 0.017% fail on Servos
        • 0.0057% fail on Hoses
      • 0.011% fail on Leaks
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical components (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Cable (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Lever
    • 0.046% fail on Service brake control components (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Pedal (82% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Condition
        • 0.0057% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.011% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0057% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0057% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0057% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 9.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.49% fail on Size/type (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Valve stem (58% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 7.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (15% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Windscreen (37% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Bonnet (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Mirrors (46% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0057% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (79% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers airbag (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
  • 2.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (64% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Fuel system (40% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Cap
      • 0.15% fail on System (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Pipe
      • 0.011% fail on Tank (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Hose
    • 0.29% fail on Emissions not tested (63% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Steering (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Free play (64% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Steering rack (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Steering arm (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Drag link end (77% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Operation (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pipes and hoses (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Other components (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0057% fail on Pump
      • 0.0057% fail on Rams
    • 0.074% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.017% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.011% fail on Steering control (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0057% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.0057% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Body condition (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Doors (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers other (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Passengers front (68% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
    • 0.086% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.080% fail on Load security (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Bootlid (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Access panel
      • 0.011% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.034% fail on Body security
    • 0.029% fail on Vehicle structure (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Chassis (92% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0057% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.72% fail on Road Wheels (52% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Attachment (97% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.011% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0057% fail on Towbar
    • 0.0057% fail on Vehicle structure

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