Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
84.0% pass rate
from 13,713 tests in 2017
(24% 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.

  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (14% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.080% fail on Size/type
    • 0.029% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.015% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (92% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (24% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0073% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0073% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Headlamp levelling device (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0073% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0073% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.48% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.080% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.22% fail on Position lamps (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front lamps (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Rear lamps (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plate lamp (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Fog lamp (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.044% fail on Horn
    • 0.029% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.0073% fail on Battery
    • 0.0073% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 3.3% fail on Suspension
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Coil springs (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Location
    • 0.25% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.25% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.25% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.11% fail on Front
      • 0.036% fail on Rear
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Condition
      • 0.0073% fail on Attachment
    • 0.015% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0073% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.0073% fail on Pipes
    • 0.015% fail on Anti-roll bars (96% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.015% fail on Front suspension joints (89% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Washers (37% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Wipers (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.066% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.6% fail on Brakes (58% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Brake discs (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Brake performance (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.073% fail on Rear wheels (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Brake imbalance (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.015% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0073% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Components
        • 0.12% fail on Hoses (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.058% fail on ABS
    • 0.036% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.022% fail on Parking brake (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.0073% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0073% fail on Warning
  • 0.42% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.39% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts (61% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition (66% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0073% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0073% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.12% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.11% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.0073% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.26% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Exhaust system (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Emissions (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0073% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0073% fail on System
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.073% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Doors
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0073% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.022% fail on Body condition
    • 0.022% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0073% fail on Passengers
  • 0.051% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Steering system (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0073% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.0073% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.015% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0073% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0073% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.0073% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0073% fail on Steering lock
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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