Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
75.9% pass rate
from 14,955 tests in 2017
(26% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.0% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Matched pair (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Stop lamp (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Direction indicators (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Flashing type (58% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters (38% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Individual lamps (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on All direction indicators (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Position lamps (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Rear lamps (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Front lamps (93% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Fog lamp (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.053% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.047% fail on Horn (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Battery (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.013% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.0067% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.053% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.033% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (71% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 6.5% fail on Suspension (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Coil springs (20% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (20% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Location
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.84% fail on Suspension arms (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Condition
      • 0.0067% fail on Attachment
    • 0.73% fail on Drive shafts (33% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Front drive shafts (33% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Constant velocity joints (34% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Couplings
      • 0.0067% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0067% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.55% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.45% fail on Front (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.080% fail on Anti-roll bars (97% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (97% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (97% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0067% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.027% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0067% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0067% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0067% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0067% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0067% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0067% fail on Subframe mounting
  • 3.5% fail on Brakes (47% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components (19% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.24% fail on Brake discs (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0067% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.94% fail on Brake performance (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Front wheels (29% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear wheels (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Components (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Hoses
        • 0.033% fail on Pipes (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.11% fail on ABS (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Parking brake (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.040% fail on Restricted movement (72% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.0067% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0067% fail on Cable
    • 0.0067% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0067% fail on Components
        • 0.0067% fail on Pipes
  • 2.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Wipers (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.074% fail on Mirrors (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.0067% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 1.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Exhaust system (26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Emissions (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.053% fail on Fuel system (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Cap (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on System (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Pipe
  • 0.60% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.32% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.31% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
      • 0.0067% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0067% fail on Attachment
  • 0.60% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.58% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.43% fail on Doors (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers front (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Drivers
    • 0.080% fail on Body condition
    • 0.067% fail on Seats
      • 0.067% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0067% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0067% fail on Body security
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Steering (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Steering system (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.027% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.013% fail on Free play
        • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0067% fail on Other components
        • 0.0067% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.047% fail on Power steering
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
      • 0.013% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.013% fail on Pump
      • 0.0067% fail on Other components
    • 0.020% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.013% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0067% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0067% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0067% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.0067% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0067% fail on Towbar

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