Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
87.7% pass rate
from 25,671 tests in 2020
(7.1% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.3% fail on Tyres (49% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (64% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Size/type
    • 0.023% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 1.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (52% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.093% fail on Headlamps (81% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Headlamp (89% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.066% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.055% fail on Direction indicators (83% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Flashing type (82% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Side repeaters (83% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Individual direction indicators (77% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Position lamps (71% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Position lamp (70% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (71% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Electrical equipment (57% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0039% fail on Horn
    • 0.019% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (93% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.016% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 1.5% fail on Visibility (47% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Wipers (51% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Washers (56% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.027% fail on View to rear
      • 0.027% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0039% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.4% fail on Suspension (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Springs
      • 0.17% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.12% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.055% fail on Mounting (27 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.047% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.0078% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0078% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.0039% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.0039% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0039% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0039% fail on Other components
  • 0.95% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Mechanical brake components (50% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake linings and pads (45% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Brake pads (45% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Brake discs and drums (78% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Brake discs (78% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Brake performance (59% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (47% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Rbt (sp) (51% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0078% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Rbt (76% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.055% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0039% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0039% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.047% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.043% fail on Rbt
          • 0.043% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0039% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0039% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.027% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.016% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0078% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0039% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0039% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0039% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.035% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.035% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.023% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.0078% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0039% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.0078% fail on Parking brake control (92% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.0078% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0078% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0039% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.0078% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0078% fail on Other components
    • 0.0039% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.0039% fail on Pedal
    • 0.0039% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0039% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0039% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 0.50% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (97% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
      • 0.0039% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0039% fail on Requirements
    • 0.016% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0039% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.40% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.38% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.25% fail on Compression ignition (44% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.016% fail on Catalyst emissions (76% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0039% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0039% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0039% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0078% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0078% fail on Undertray
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (38% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Transmission
      • 0.035% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.035% fail on Joints
    • 0.031% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.023% fail on Body
      • 0.019% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0039% fail on Panel
    • 0.023% fail on Seats
      • 0.019% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.0039% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.019% fail on Undertray
    • 0.012% fail on Chassis (11 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Chassis condition (11 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0078% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0039% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.0078% fail on Doors
      • 0.0078% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0078% fail on Door condition
    • 0.0039% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0039% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0039% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.0039% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0039% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment (84% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.0078% fail on Steering (94% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0039% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0039% fail on Operation
    • 0.0039% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.0039% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.0078% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0039% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0039% fail on Belt(s)/padding
Read the Honest John Review

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    Exceptional quality, packed with technology, impressive refinement and comfort, efficient and economical.
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