Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
74.9% pass rate
from 15,722 tests in 2020
(28% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (50% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (13% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (41% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.76% fail on Stop lamp (75% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Direction indicators (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Flashing type (59% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.26% fail on Individual direction indicators (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0064% fail on Arm
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Position lamps (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Position lamp (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0064% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0064% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps (52% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps (51% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Electrical equipment (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.013% fail on Horn (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.013% fail on Rear reflectors (79% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0064% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0064% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.089% fail on Size/type
  • 6.1% fail on Suspension (44% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Springs (37% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Coil springs (37% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Coil spring (37% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Pins and bushes (34% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.032% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.60% fail on Wheel bearings (34% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.057% fail on Linkage ball joints (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0064% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.045% fail on Other suspension component (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0064% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.019% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0064% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0064% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0064% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.0064% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0064% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.0064% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 4.3% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (21% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs and drums (52% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Brake discs (53% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0064% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0064% fail on Lever
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (26% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (26% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (21% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance (43% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (90% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.089% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.064% fail on Service brake imbalance (81% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance (98% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Rbt (98% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance (98% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.33% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses (86% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Parking brake control (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Electronic parking brake
      • 0.0064% fail on Lever
    • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic systems (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.019% fail on Rigid brake pipes (96% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0064% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0064% fail on Other components
  • 2.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.6% fail on Transmission (38% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts (40% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Joints (39% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Flexible couplings (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.051% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.051% fail on Joints
    • 1.00% fail on Exhaust system (27% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Doors
      • 0.038% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.038% fail on Door condition
      • 0.038% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0064% fail on Hinge
      • 0.0064% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0064% fail on Door condition
    • 0.076% fail on Undertray
    • 0.070% fail on Fuel system (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0064% fail on Hose
      • 0.0064% fail on Pipe
    • 0.051% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.032% fail on Seats
      • 0.032% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.025% fail on Body (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0064% fail on Panel
    • 0.0064% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0064% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0064% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0064% fail on Strengthening plate
  • 2.8% fail on Visibility (43% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Wipers (63% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.032% fail on Bonnet (72% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (15% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (91% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0064% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0064% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.97% fail on Spark ignition (35% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Catalyst emissions (84% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Emissions not tested (74% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0064% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0064% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.051% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.045% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0064% fail on Sound deadening material
    • 0.032% fail on Fluid leaks (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Engine oil leaks (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.70% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.41% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.013% fail on Airbags
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.59% fail on Identification of the vehicle (40% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plates (39% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0064% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.32% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Steering linkage components (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.019% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.019% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0064% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.045% fail on Power steering
      • 0.019% fail on Operation
      • 0.019% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0064% fail on Pump
    • 0.038% fail on Steering play
      • 0.038% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.019% fail on Steering gear (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Steering rack (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0064% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 0.032% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.0064% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0064% fail on Anchorages
Read the Honest John Review

  • Audi A4 (2008 - 2015)
    High quality interior with plenty of space. Excellent steering and handling. Available with quattro four-wheel drive. Frugal 2.0 TDI. Improved for 2012 with more efficient engines.
  • Audi A4 Avant (2008 - 2015)
    Solid build quality throughout. Huge range of engines and specifications. Available with quattro four-wheel drive. Frugal diesels. Well designed and user-friendly boot.

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