Audi A4 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
87.5% pass rate
from 23,368 tests in 2020
(18% 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.

  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (32% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (37% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (24% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Size/type (62% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Suspension (60% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Springs (22% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Coil springs (23% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Coil spring (8.2% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Mounting (32 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Suspension arms (12% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes (68% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Ball joint dust cover (71% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0043% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.034% fail on Wheel bearings (44% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Other suspension component (13% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.0086% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Sub-frame (10 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0043% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0043% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0043% fail on Suspension unit
  • 1.5% fail on Visibility (62% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Wipers (68% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Condition of glass (21% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Windscreen (22% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Driver's view (43% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on View to rear (46% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Mirrors (45% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Bonnet (24% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Brakes (50% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Mechanical brake components (49% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Brake linings and pads (44% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Brake pads (44% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Brake discs and drums (81% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Brake discs (81% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Brake performance (63% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (64% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0086% fail on Service brake imbalance (88% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0043% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.039% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (77% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Brake performance not tested (9.4% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Parking brake performance (63% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Rbt (62% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0043% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.017% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (72% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0086% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0043% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0043% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0043% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.064% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (13% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Anti-lock braking system (14% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic braking system (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Electronic stability control (76% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Flexible brake hoses (0.88% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (26% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (50% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems (17 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Servos (32 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Parking brake control (83% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Electronic parking brake (14% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0086% fail on Hydraulic systems (58% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Servos
      • 0.0043% fail on Valves
    • 0.0043% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.0043% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 1.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (61% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Headlamp aim (34% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.094% fail on Headlamps (84% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Headlamp (88% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (60% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp levelling device (31% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Direction indicators (86% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Flashing type (86% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Individual direction indicators (72% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Rear reflectors (71% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (74% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Rear fog lamp (77% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Switch
    • 0.034% fail on Reversing lamps (9.9% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Reversing lamps (8.8% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Electrical equipment (56% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Electrical wiring (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Trailer electrical socket (10% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Horn (84% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (93% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Position lamps (21% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Position lamp (12% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.67% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (12% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Exhaust emissions (16% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Compression ignition (53% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.28% fail on Spark ignition (14% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (16% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Catalyst emissions (80% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0086% fail on Emissions not tested (52% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.0086% fail on Noise suppression (82% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Undertray (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0043% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0043% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.34% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (40% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Seat belts (41% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Condition (37% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0043% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0043% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.24% fail on Identification of the vehicle (23% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plates (23% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels (45% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0043% fail on Condition
  • 0.19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Transmission (46% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Drive shafts (40% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Joints (39% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Seats (43% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Passenger's seat (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Driver's seat (21% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Fuel system (49% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (68% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0043% fail on System
    • 0.017% fail on Bumpers (15% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Doors (38% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Front passenger's door (63% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition (71% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0043% fail on Door condition
    • 0.013% fail on Body (55% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0086% fail on Other body component (64% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Panel
    • 0.0043% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0043% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0043% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0043% fail on Spare wheel condition
  • 0.034% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Steering gear (3.1% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack (22% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Operation
    • 0.0086% fail on Electronic power steering (200% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0043% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.0043% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.0043% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0043% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.0086% fail on Seat belt installation check (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0086% fail on Anchorages (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
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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