Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
63.0% pass rate
from 20,658 tests in 2017
(18% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Headlamp aim (22% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.034% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0097% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0097% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0097% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0097% fail on Switch
      • 0.0048% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.98% fail on Direction indicators (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Flashing type (66% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Individual lamps (57% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on All direction indicators (69% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Side repeaters (93% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Fog lamp (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0048% fail on Switch
    • 0.60% fail on Battery
    • 0.15% fail on Horn (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.024% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.015% fail on Rear reflectors (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0097% fail on Hazard warning (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0048% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Suspension arms (16% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Coil springs (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Location (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front drive shafts (46% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (45% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0048% fail on Couplings
      • 0.039% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.039% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage condition (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
    • 0.93% fail on Shock absorbers (31% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Wheel bearings (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Front (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Sub-frames (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
    • 0.044% fail on Tie bars/rods (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Condition
    • 0.029% fail on Trailing arms (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Component mounting (98% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Subframe mounting (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Radius arms (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 0.0097% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0097% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0048% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0048% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0048% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0048% fail on Condition
    • 0.0048% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 9.2% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear wheels (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front wheels (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake imbalance (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Brake performance not tested (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (24% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Components (24% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Pipes (98% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Reservoirs (65% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0048% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.18% fail on Leaks
      • 0.073% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.024% fail on Operation
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake discs (25% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.019% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.97% fail on ABS
    • 0.64% fail on Electronic stability system (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.20% fail on Parking brake (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Mechanical components (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Cable (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Lever
    • 0.048% fail on Service brake control components (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pedal (71% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Condition
        • 0.0097% fail on Anti-slip (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.024% fail on Components
        • 0.015% fail on Hoses (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Servos
      • 0.0048% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0048% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth (15% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
    • 0.048% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.019% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (79% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 3.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (54% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Drivers airbag (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.39% fail on Seat belts (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Requirements
      • 0.029% fail on Installation check (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Belt(s)/padding (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0048% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (52% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors (65% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Bonnet (74% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions (38% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on System
      • 0.087% fail on Pipe (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Hose
      • 0.024% fail on Cap (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Tank (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested (53% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Steering system (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Track rod end (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Free play (86% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Steering rack (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Steering arm (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Other components
        • 0.0097% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.034% fail on Operation (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Other components (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0048% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0048% fail on Rams
    • 0.044% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.015% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.79% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.0048% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Attachment (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Condition
    • 0.0048% fail on Halfshafts
  • 0.43% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Bootlid (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0048% fail on Access panel
    • 0.082% fail on Seats (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Drivers
      • 0.039% fail on Passengers (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Body condition (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Doors (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Passengers other (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Passengers front (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Drivers
    • 0.034% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.029% fail on Body security
    • 0.0097% fail on Vehicle structure (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Chassis (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0048% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.0048% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0048% fail on Towbar
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  • Audi A4 (2005 - 2008)
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