Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
60.3% pass rate
from 19,958 tests in 2020
(16% 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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (22% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (12% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (44% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp (29% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.030% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0050% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (53% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (39% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on All direction indicators (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp (27% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp (26% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.090% fail on Horn (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0050% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0050% fail on Switch
    • 0.0050% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0050% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0050% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Suspension (26% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Suspension arms (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Springs
      • 3.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Linkage ball joints (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover (99% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Shock absorbers (37% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Wheel bearings (59% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Other suspension component (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0050% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.090% fail on Sub-frames (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Sub-frame (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.050% fail on Macpherson strut (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.040% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (97% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0050% fail on Operation
      • 0.0050% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0050% fail on Axles
      • 0.0050% fail on Axle
  • 9.8% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.045% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0050% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.010% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (53% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (50% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (24% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Rbt (sp) (24% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance (32% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.51% fail on Parking brake performance (70% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt (70% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.070% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (59% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.010% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0050% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0050% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Electronic braking system (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (24% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (24% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (25% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs (25% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Cable (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Lever (81% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0050% fail on Pivot
    • 0.55% fail on Flexible brake hoses (79% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (56% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.16% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Lever (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Hand lever (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pedal (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Brake fluid (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0050% fail on Servos
      • 0.0050% fail on Valves
    • 0.040% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.035% fail on Servos
      • 0.010% fail on Leaks
    • 0.010% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0050% fail on Other components
      • 0.0050% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.0050% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.0050% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.0050% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0050% fail on Condition
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Size/type (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 7.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (7.9% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (9.6% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Compression ignition (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.075% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.060% fail on Emission control equipment (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.020% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0050% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0050% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.045% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.020% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0050% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition (33% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (12% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Catalyst emissions (60% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested (68% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.020% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0050% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0050% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.015% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.42% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.30% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.085% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.075% fail on Noise suppression (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Undertray (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Transmission (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts (30% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Joints (30% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.020% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.070% fail on Prop shafts (67% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Joints (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Fuel system (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on System
      • 0.040% fail on Tank (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Hose
      • 0.020% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Panel
      • 0.090% fail on Other body component
    • 0.16% fail on Boot lid (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Boot lid condition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.085% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.055% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.10% fail on Doors (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Front passenger's door (54% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Door condition (60% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Catch
      • 0.025% fail on Other passenger's door (89% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Door condition (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Driver's door (90% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Door condition (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Load security (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Tailgate (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Tailgate condition (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Loading door
    • 0.030% fail on Engine mounting (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.015% fail on Bracket
    • 0.010% fail on Integral vehicle structure (97% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (97% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Chassis (96% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Chassis condition (96% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Seat belts (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0050% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0050% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0050% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.14% fail on Airbags (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers airbag (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Bonnet (60% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Track rod end (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Drag link end (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0050% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0050% fail on Other components
        • 0.0050% fail on Steering component
    • 0.17% fail on Steering gear (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0050% fail on Operation
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.070% fail on Operation
      • 0.020% fail on Other components (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Steering play (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0050% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0050% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0050% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 0.60% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.50% fail on Attachment (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.0050% fail on Hubs
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.0050% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0050% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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