Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
76.2% pass rate
from 15,926 tests in 2020
(23% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (20% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.94% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.58% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.063% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.63% fail on Stop lamp (72% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Position lamps (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Position lamp (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.094% fail on Reversing lamps (51% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Reversing lamps (53% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.057% fail on Electrical equipment (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Horn (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.044% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Rear fog lamp (88% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Rear fog lamp (90% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Switch
    • 0.013% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Suspension (31% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Shock absorbers (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (54% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Pins and bushes (24% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (85% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (67% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring (67% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Mounting
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.21% fail on Anti-roll bars (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage ball joints (94% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0063% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.050% fail on Other suspension component (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0063% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0063% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.0063% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0063% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.0063% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0063% fail on Suspension unit
  • 3.5% fail on Brakes (41% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (32% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (22% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (23% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs and drums (59% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Brake discs (59% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance (49% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (20% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Rbt (19% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (63% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.094% fail on Service brake imbalance (53% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.075% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (92% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Rbt (sp) (92% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.0063% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0063% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0063% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.27% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.21% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses (92% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Parking brake control (72% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.044% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.019% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (92% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pedal (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic systems (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Brake fluid (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.013% fail on Rigid brake pipes (96% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0063% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0063% fail on Leaks
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility (40% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (18% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Wipers (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear (91% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors (90% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.082% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.082% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.031% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (17% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (78% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0063% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0063% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.0063% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.50% fail on Spark ignition (53% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (32% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Catalyst emissions (81% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Emissions not tested (83% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.038% fail on Fluid leaks (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Engine oil leaks (74% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0063% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.019% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.019% fail on Undertray
  • 1.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (36% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Exhaust system (26% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Transmission (41% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Drive shafts (43% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Joints (44% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.031% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.031% fail on Joints
      • 0.013% fail on Belts (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Undertray
    • 0.063% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.063% fail on Doors
      • 0.025% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.025% fail on Door condition
      • 0.025% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.025% fail on Door condition
      • 0.013% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
    • 0.038% fail on Seats
      • 0.038% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.031% fail on Fuel system (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Hose
      • 0.0063% fail on Pipe
    • 0.031% fail on Body
      • 0.019% fail on Other body component
      • 0.013% fail on Panel
    • 0.0063% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0063% fail on Chassis condition
  • 0.66% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.44% fail on Seat belts (45% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Condition (47% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0063% fail on Requirements
    • 0.22% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.013% fail on Airbags
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering linkage components (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.013% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.044% fail on Steering gear (61% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Steering rack (63% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Steering box
    • 0.038% fail on Power steering
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
      • 0.0063% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0063% fail on Other components
    • 0.019% fail on Steering play
      • 0.019% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels (39% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2011 cars)
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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