Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
63.3% pass rate
from 24,485 tests in 2020
(19% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (30% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim (13% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (36% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Headlamp levelling device (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.69% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
      • 0.012% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.012% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.60% fail on Direction indicators (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Flashing type (77% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Individual direction indicators (71% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Side repeaters (90% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on All direction indicators (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Electrical equipment (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.074% fail on Horn (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.016% fail on Electrical wiring (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0041% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0041% fail on Switch
    • 0.0041% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0041% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0041% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0041% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Suspension (28% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Suspension arms (10% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Suspension arm (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.7% fail on Springs
      • 4.7% fail on Coil springs (8.1% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Coil spring (8.5% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0041% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0041% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0041% fail on Leaf spring
    • 0.86% fail on Anti-roll bars (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joints (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Pins and bushes (54% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0082% fail on Ball joint dust cover (99% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (100% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.65% fail on Shock absorbers (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Other suspension component (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0041% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.045% fail on Sub-frames (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Sub-frame (91% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0041% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Macpherson strut (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0041% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.029% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.020% fail on Pipes (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.012% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (98% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (12% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Size/type
  • 6.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (7.3% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (8.8% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Compression ignition (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.082% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.049% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.016% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.012% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0082% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0041% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.0041% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 2.7% fail on Spark ignition (35% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.67% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested (73% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.020% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0082% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0041% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.012% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0082% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0041% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.12% fail on Noise suppression (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 6.4% fail on Brakes (48% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (27% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (26% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (28% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0041% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0041% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (59% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (58% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (81% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.40% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (73% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance (73% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (76% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.0082% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0082% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0041% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (47% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt (sp) (47% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance (47% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.090% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0041% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0041% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0041% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (31% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (30% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0082% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.98% fail on Brake discs and drums (26% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Brake discs (25% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (68% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Cable (73% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Lever
        • 0.0082% fail on Pivot
    • 0.68% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Electronic stability control (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Anti-lock braking system (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.33% fail on Flexible brake hoses (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (42% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0082% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (88% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Hand lever (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pedal (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Parking brake control (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Lever (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic systems (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Brake fluid (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Servos
      • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0041% fail on Valves
    • 0.0082% fail on Air and vacuum systems (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0041% fail on Servos
    • 0.0041% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0041% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.0041% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0041% fail on Other components
  • 4.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Transmission (22% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Drive shafts (21% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Joints (20% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0082% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0041% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.082% fail on Prop shafts (54% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Joints (44% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0082% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.99% fail on Exhaust system (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on System
      • 0.074% fail on Pipe
      • 0.041% fail on Hose (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Tank (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Undertray (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.074% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.049% fail on Driver's seat (57% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Body (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Other body component (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Panel
    • 0.090% fail on Doors (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Front passenger's door (61% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition (63% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0041% fail on Catch
      • 0.029% fail on Other passenger's door (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Driver's door (74% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition (77% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.0041% fail on Hinge
    • 0.078% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.069% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0082% fail on Bracket
    • 0.012% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0082% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0041% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0041% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0041% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0041% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0041% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.0041% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility (48% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (41% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass (74% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Windscreen (76% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Window
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors (52% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Bonnet (81% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (12% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Seat belts (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
      • 0.012% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Pre-tensioners
      • 0.0041% fail on Attachment
    • 0.065% fail on Airbags
      • 0.053% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0082% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0082% fail on Other components
        • 0.0041% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0041% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0082% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Operation
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Operation
      • 0.041% fail on Other components
      • 0.025% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0082% fail on Pump
      • 0.0041% fail on Rams
    • 0.025% fail on Steering play (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.0041% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0041% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.73% fail on Road Wheels (38% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Attachment (65% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0082% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.020% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.012% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0082% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0041% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0041% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0041% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0041% fail on Doors
      • 0.0041% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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