Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
83.9% pass rate
from 18,693 tests in 2020
(19% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (21% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (33% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.064% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (29% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.91% fail on Headlamp (23% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.48% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.48% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.40% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.080% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.42% fail on Stop lamp (64% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Position lamps (61% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Position lamp (61% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0053% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.048% fail on Electrical equipment (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Horn (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.011% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.032% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (97% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0053% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0053% fail on Switch
  • 2.7% fail on Suspension (17% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings (65% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes (55% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0053% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Springs (84% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Coil springs (84% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Coil spring (85% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Mounting
    • 0.059% fail on Anti-roll bars (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage ball joints (84% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0053% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0053% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0053% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.027% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pipes (67 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Operation (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 1.8% fail on Brakes (48% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (37% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (33% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (34% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.22% fail on Brake discs and drums (57% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Brake discs (57% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (70% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake imbalance (82% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0053% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0053% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.043% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (86% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance (70% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (61% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.0053% fail on Electronic braking system
      • 0.0053% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.032% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.016% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0053% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.011% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.0053% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.0053% fail on Electronic parking brake
  • 1.5% fail on Visibility (63% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Wipers (78% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass (82% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen (76% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Window
    • 0.059% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.032% fail on View to rear
      • 0.032% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.74% fail on Body, chassis, structure (19% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Transmission
      • 0.41% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.41% fail on Joints
      • 0.021% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.016% fail on Joints
        • 0.0053% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust system (44% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Seats
      • 0.027% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.016% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.027% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.021% fail on Fuel system (68% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0053% fail on Hose
      • 0.0053% fail on System
    • 0.021% fail on Body
      • 0.021% fail on Other body component
    • 0.021% fail on Doors
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition
      • 0.011% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition
    • 0.016% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0053% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0053% fail on Spare wheel condition
  • 0.44% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (42% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Seat belts (90% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Condition (94% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.0053% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0053% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.34% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (63% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Exhaust emissions (63% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Compression ignition (58% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.027% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (89% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0053% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0053% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0053% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0053% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.14% fail on Spark ignition (68% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Catalyst emissions (86% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.0053% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0053% fail on Undertray
  • 0.27% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.027% fail on Condition
  • 0.048% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.021% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.011% fail on Steering linkage components (96% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Steering play
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0053% fail on Electronic power steering
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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