Audi A6 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
47.4% pass rate
from 327 tests in 2020
(24% worse than other 1998 cars)
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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (61% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamps (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Headlamp (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.1% fail on Direction indicators (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Flashing type (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on All direction indicators
    • 6.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.61% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.31% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.31% fail on Horn
    • 0.31% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.31% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.3% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Springs
      • 2.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.4% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.92% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.92% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Axles
      • 0.31% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 10% fail on Transmission (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 10% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 9.5% fail on Joints (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.31% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 1.5% fail on Doors
      • 0.92% fail on Front passenger's door (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition
      • 0.31% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Body
      • 0.92% fail on Other body component (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Panel
    • 0.92% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.61% fail on Pipe
      • 0.61% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.31% fail on Bumpers
  • 13% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
    • 4.9% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Power steering
      • 0.61% fail on Operation
      • 0.31% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.31% fail on Other components
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.92% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt
          • 0.61% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (98% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake discs (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.61% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal
      • 0.31% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.61% fail on Rigid brake pipes (80% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.31% fail on Lever
    • 0.31% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.31% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.31% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.92% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.61% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.61% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.61% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.31% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates

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