Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
78.5% pass rate
from 15,436 tests in 2020
(22% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (16% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (26% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (26% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.084% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (23% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (34% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.34% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Position lamps (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Position lamp (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Electrical equipment (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Horn (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0065% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.084% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.084% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.078% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Rear fog lamp (77% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on Switch
      • 0.0065% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0065% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.013% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.013% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0065% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0065% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.097% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Suspension (28% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Springs (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Coil springs (72% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Coil spring (72% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Mounting
    • 0.57% fail on Suspension arms (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.032% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint (97% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Wheel bearings (46% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Anti-roll bars (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage ball joints (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage
    • 0.013% fail on Other suspension component (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0065% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0065% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0065% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes (43% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (31% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (22% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (22% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs and drums (65% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Brake discs (65% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Brake performance (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance (33% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt (35% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance (32% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.019% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.058% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (78% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake imbalance (82% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0065% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.032% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (95% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Rbt (sp) (95% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0065% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0065% fail on Rbt
          • 0.0065% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.16% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.078% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.078% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.045% fail on Parking brake control (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.019% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.013% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.013% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0065% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 2.1% fail on Visibility (51% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Wipers (69% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass (84% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen (87% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.0065% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.91% fail on Transmission (31% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Drive shafts (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Joints (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.019% fail on Joints
    • 0.84% fail on Exhaust system (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Doors
      • 0.032% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition
      • 0.013% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0065% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0065% fail on Door condition
    • 0.045% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.039% fail on Seats
      • 0.032% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0065% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.032% fail on Undertray
    • 0.026% fail on Fuel system (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0065% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0065% fail on System
    • 0.019% fail on Body
      • 0.019% fail on Other body component
    • 0.0065% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0065% fail on Bracket
  • 0.66% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Exhaust emissions (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Compression ignition (34% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.097% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (50% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0065% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0065% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.27% fail on Spark ignition (66% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (52% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Catalyst emissions (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.019% fail on Fluid leaks (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0065% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0065% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.013% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.013% fail on Undertray
  • 0.54% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
      • 0.0065% fail on Requirements
    • 0.24% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.013% fail on Airbags
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.41% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0065% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels (40% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.013% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0065% fail on Hubs
  • 0.10% fail on Steering (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Steering linkage components (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.019% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.019% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.013% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0065% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0065% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.013% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0065% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0065% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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