Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
65.2% pass rate
from 25,506 tests in 2020
(20% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (8.3% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (38% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0039% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on All position lamps (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0039% fail on Switch
    • 0.60% fail on Direction indicators (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Flashing type (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Individual direction indicators (71% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on All direction indicators (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Electrical equipment (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Battery(ies) (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Horn (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.012% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.020% fail on Reversing lamps (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0039% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0078% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0078% fail on Switch
    • 0.0039% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0039% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Suspension (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Springs
      • 5.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 5.0% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.0078% fail on Mounting
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Ball joint (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Suspension arm (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.73% fail on Anti-roll bars (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (60% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joints (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pins and bushes (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint (94% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (99% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0078% fail on Ball joint dust cover (99% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.55% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Wheel bearings (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.031% fail on Macpherson strut (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.031% fail on Suspension rods (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0078% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0039% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.031% fail on Sub-frames (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Sub-frame (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0039% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.012% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0078% fail on Pipes
      • 0.0039% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0078% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (98% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (23% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type (44% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.6% fail on Compression ignition (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested (84% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.027% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.012% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0078% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.0039% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0039% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition (47% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (15% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Catalyst emissions (77% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested (77% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.024% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.020% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0039% fail on Other emission control equipment
    • 0.31% fail on Fluid leaks (27% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks (28% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0039% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.047% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.043% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0039% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.2% fail on Brakes (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (37% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (37% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (40% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance (30% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.0039% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0039% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0078% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0078% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (59% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0078% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (94% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0039% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0039% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.33% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (46% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (sp) (46% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (55% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0078% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (71% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.0078% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (39% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (39% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.77% fail on Brake discs and drums (41% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Brake discs (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (68% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Cable (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Lever
    • 0.39% fail on Flexible brake hoses (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-lock braking system (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.098% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Hand lever (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pedal (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Parking brake control (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Lever (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic systems (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Brake fluid (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0039% fail on Servos
      • 0.0039% fail on Valves
    • 0.0039% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0039% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0039% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0039% fail on Other components
  • 4.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (25% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Transmission (16% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Drive shafts (17% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Joints (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0078% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Joints
        • 0.0039% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.80% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on System
      • 0.043% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Hose
      • 0.012% fail on Tank (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Undertray (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.098% fail on Seats
      • 0.071% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's seat (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.063% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.016% fail on Bracket
    • 0.071% fail on Body (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Panel
      • 0.031% fail on Other body component (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0039% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.055% fail on Doors (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's door (69% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Door condition (71% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0039% fail on Hinge
      • 0.016% fail on Other passenger's door (91% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Door condition (93% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0039% fail on Catch
      • 0.012% fail on Front passenger's door (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0078% fail on Door condition (93% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0039% fail on Catch
    • 0.016% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.016% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0078% fail on Integral vehicle structure (95% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0039% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.0039% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0078% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0039% fail on Coupling
      • 0.0039% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0039% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0039% fail on Strengthening plate
  • 3.0% fail on Visibility (52% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0039% fail on Window
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on View to rear (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Mirrors (60% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Bonnet (74% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (15% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.38% fail on Seat belts (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Requirements
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0039% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.051% fail on Airbags
      • 0.039% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.93% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Steering linkage components (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Track rod end (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0039% fail on Other components
        • 0.0039% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0039% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.090% fail on Steering gear (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Operation
    • 0.055% fail on Power steering (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Operation (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Other components (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pipes and hoses (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Rams
    • 0.016% fail on Steering play (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Steering rack (85% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.50% fail on Attachment (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Condition (45% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.0039% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0039% fail on Anchorages
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