Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
79.2% pass rate
from 16,593 tests in 2020
(20% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.3% fail on Tyres (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (23% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (16% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type (7.0% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (11% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (12% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (7.9% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (11% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (20% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Direction indicators (0.80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Flashing type (0.75% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Individual direction indicators (20% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on All direction indicators (62% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Stop lamp (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps (27% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps (25% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Electrical equipment (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Horn (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Trailer electrical socket (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.042% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (96% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Position lamps (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Position lamp (72% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0060% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0060% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0060% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 3.8% fail on Suspension (37% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Springs (77% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Coil springs (77% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Coil spring (77% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Suspension arms (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins and bushes (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover (49% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint (95% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Suspension arm (24% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.34% fail on Wheel bearings (57% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bars (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage (52% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage ball joints (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Other suspension component (68% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.024% fail on Suspension rods (75% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0060% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0060% fail on Other components
  • 3.4% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (16% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (5.7% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (5.0% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums (47% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs (47% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Brake performance (44% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance (21% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt (21% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.64% fail on Service brake performance (21% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance (16% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (26% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (6.6% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0060% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.090% fail on Brake performance not tested (32% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (72% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Rbt (sp) (71% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.042% fail on Service brake imbalance (75% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.036% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (89% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0060% fail on Rbt
          • 0.0060% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.17% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (24% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-lock braking system (6.0% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Electronic stability control (33% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Electronic braking system (10% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Flexible brake hoses (39% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Parking brake control (77% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Electronic parking brake (63% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (34% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (33% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic systems (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Brake fluid (46% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Other components
      • 0.0060% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0060% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.0060% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.0060% fail on Pedal
  • 1.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (24% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission (63% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (70% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Joints (71% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.012% fail on Prop shafts (65% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Joints (54% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Exhaust system (16% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Undertray (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Bumpers (42% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Doors (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Driver's door (29% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition (22% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0060% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0060% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0060% fail on Door condition
    • 0.030% fail on Seats (19% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Driver's seat (22% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Passenger's seat (25% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Fuel system (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (71% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Body (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Other body component (51% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0060% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0060% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0060% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0060% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.8% fail on Visibility (56% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Washers (41% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Wipers (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Indirect vision devices (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Condition of glass (50% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Windscreen (44% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Window
    • 0.066% fail on Driver's view (22% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.60% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (56% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Exhaust emissions (54% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Compression ignition (42% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (27% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Emissions not tested (74% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (82% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (13% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.29% fail on Spark ignition (63% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (46% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Catalyst emissions (82% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0060% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.012% fail on Fluid leaks (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Other leaks (66% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.46% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (3.0% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts (57% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (70% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (40% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle (46% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates (46% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels (4.3% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment (14% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.096% fail on Steering (89% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Steering linkage components (93% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.036% fail on Steering gear (37% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Steering rack (45% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Operation
    • 0.012% fail on Electronic power steering (38% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.0060% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0060% fail on Speedometer
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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