Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
79.6% pass rate
from 13,765 tests in 2017
(30% 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.

  • 6.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (50% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Headlamp (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Headlamp levelling device (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate lamp (77% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Direction indicators (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Flashing type (54% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.22% fail on Individual lamps (74% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on All direction indicators (90% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Stop lamp (75% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Position lamps (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear lamps (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Front lamps (96% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Switch
    • 0.080% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.065% fail on Rear fog lamp (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Fog lamp (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0073% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0073% fail on Horn
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.087% fail on Size/type
    • 0.044% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.029% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (77% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 5.4% fail on Suspension (33% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Location
    • 0.79% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.77% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.75% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.015% fail on Couplings
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.022% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings (42% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Front (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Rear
    • 0.41% fail on Suspension arms (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment
    • 0.094% fail on Front suspension joints (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Anti-roll bars (99% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (99% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0073% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0073% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0073% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0073% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0073% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0073% fail on Component mounting
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components (30% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (27% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0073% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.70% fail on Brake performance (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Front wheels (39% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear wheels (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Brake imbalance (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Parking brake performance (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.036% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.0073% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Components (44% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Hoses (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Pipes (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Leaks
    • 0.17% fail on ABS
    • 0.080% fail on Parking brake (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Electronic parking brake (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.058% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.0073% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 2.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (53% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Wipers (76% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.080% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0073% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (27% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.10% fail on Fuel system (50% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Cap
      • 0.0073% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0073% fail on System
    • 0.036% fail on Emissions (88% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.41% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
      • 0.0073% fail on Requirements
    • 0.15% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (47% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (43% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.40% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.044% fail on Condition
  • 0.20% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering system (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0073% fail on Free play
        • 0.0073% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0073% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.051% fail on Power steering
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
      • 0.0073% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0073% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.022% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.13% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (61% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Doors
      • 0.044% fail on Drivers
      • 0.022% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0073% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.029% fail on Body condition (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers
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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