Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
71.4% pass rate
from 16,904 tests in 2020
(24% 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.

  • 8.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp levelling device (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Direction indicators (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Flashing type (56% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Individual direction indicators (63% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters (43% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on All direction indicators (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Position lamps (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Position lamp (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0059% fail on Switch
    • 0.44% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.012% fail on Front fog lamps (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0059% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.095% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.095% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.089% fail on Electrical equipment (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Horn (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.024% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0059% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors (83% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0059% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0059% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0059% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0059% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0059% fail on Switch
  • 7.6% fail on Suspension (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Springs
      • 4.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.1% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.018% fail on Mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Pins and bushes (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.030% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.018% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bars (96% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Linkage (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0059% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0059% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0059% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.0059% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0059% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0059% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0059% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0059% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0059% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.0059% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres (11% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Brakes (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (14% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.63% fail on Brake discs and drums (41% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Brake discs (41% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.012% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (89% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0059% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (48% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance (35% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.19% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (88% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.035% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.047% fail on Parking brake performance (93% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Rbt (93% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake performance (94% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (83% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-lock braking system (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.083% fail on Parking brake control (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Electronic parking brake (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.083% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.053% fail on Hydraulic systems (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.012% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
      • 0.0059% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.018% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (96% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Pedal
      • 0.0059% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.0059% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0059% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0059% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0059% fail on Condition
  • 3.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.0% fail on Transmission (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Joints (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0059% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Joints
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Doors (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.077% fail on Door condition
      • 0.077% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.077% fail on Door condition
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.12% fail on Undertray (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Seats
      • 0.065% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.030% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.071% fail on Fuel system (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.018% fail on Tank
      • 0.0059% fail on Pipe
    • 0.041% fail on Body (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Panel
      • 0.0059% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.024% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.018% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0059% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0059% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0059% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.1% fail on Compression ignition (41% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.012% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.012% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0059% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition (25% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Catalyst emissions (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Emissions not tested (81% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0059% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0059% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0059% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid leaks (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0059% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.024% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.024% fail on Undertray
  • 3.0% fail on Visibility (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.077% fail on View to rear (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Mirrors (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.059% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0059% fail on Window
    • 0.047% fail on Bonnet (62% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.96% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.50% fail on Seat belts (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Condition (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0059% fail on Attachment
    • 0.44% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.024% fail on Airbags
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0059% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0059% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.31% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering linkage components (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
        • 0.012% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0059% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0059% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0059% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.065% fail on Power steering
      • 0.047% fail on Operation
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
      • 0.0059% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.059% fail on Steering gear (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Operation
    • 0.030% fail on Steering play
      • 0.030% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0059% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0059% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0059% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0059% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.018% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.012% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0059% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0059% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0059% fail on Speedometer

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