Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
81.1% pass rate
from 17,805 tests in 2020
(21% 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.

  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (18% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (17% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Size/type
    • 0.0056% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (20% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Headlamp levelling device (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.80% fail on Direction indicators (28% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Flashing type (28% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Side repeaters (46% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.017% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.36% fail on Stop lamp (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.15% fail on Position lamps (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Position lamp (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0056% fail on Switch
    • 0.051% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Switch
    • 0.039% fail on Electrical equipment (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Horn (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0056% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.034% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (97% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 3.5% fail on Suspension (18% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Springs (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Coil springs (85% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Coil spring (85% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Mounting
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings (66% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension arms (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes (67% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint dust cover (53% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint (96% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.056% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage ball joints (91% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0056% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0056% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0056% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.011% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Pipes (20 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0056% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0056% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes (39% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (27% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (20% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (21% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs and drums (60% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Brake discs (60% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Brake performance (58% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt (43% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (44% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0056% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0056% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.067% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Rbt (sp) (59% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake imbalance (64% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0056% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.051% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.028% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (93% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Rbt (sp) (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.079% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.067% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.079% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.034% fail on Parking brake control (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.017% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.017% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0056% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.0056% fail on Pedal
    • 0.0056% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0056% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0056% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0056% fail on Other components
  • 1.5% fail on Visibility (64% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Washers (48% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Wipers (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.095% fail on View to rear
      • 0.090% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0056% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.056% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.75% fail on Transmission (56% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Drive shafts (56% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Joints (57% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.045% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.045% fail on Joints
    • 0.35% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.039% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.039% fail on Seats
      • 0.028% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.011% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.028% fail on Doors
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition
      • 0.011% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0056% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0056% fail on Door condition
    • 0.022% fail on Fuel system (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on System
    • 0.022% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0056% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0056% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0056% fail on Body
      • 0.0056% fail on Other body component
  • 0.57% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (51% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Exhaust emissions (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Compression ignition (36% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.079% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (64% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0056% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0056% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.24% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (46% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Catalyst emissions (87% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0056% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.028% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.017% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0056% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0056% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0056% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0056% fail on Undertray
  • 0.54% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (35% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0056% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.0056% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0056% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle (41% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates (41% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.039% fail on Condition
  • 0.067% fail on Steering (89% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Steering linkage components (96% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Track rod end (96% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.017% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.011% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0056% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0056% fail on Operation
    • 0.0056% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.0056% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0056% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0056% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.011% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.011% 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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