Audi A6 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
56.5% pass rate
from 2,664 tests in 2020
(9.1% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (10% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.3% fail on Headlamp (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.038% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.075% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.38% fail on All direction indicators (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Electrical equipment (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Horn
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.075% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.19% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 0.075% fail on Reversing lamps (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Reversing lamps (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.038% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.038% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 15% fail on Suspension (17% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Ball joint (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joints (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Springs (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Coil springs (84% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Coil spring (85% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Mounting
    • 0.34% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.23% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Accumulator
      • 0.038% fail on Pipes
      • 0.038% fail on Other components
    • 0.11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (95% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Sub-frames (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.038% fail on Axles
      • 0.038% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.038% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.038% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.038% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 13% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (31% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (29% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.038% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.075% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.53% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.11% fail on Lever
        • 0.038% fail on Linkage
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.41% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.3% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.038% fail on Pedal
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.23% fail on Lever
    • 0.19% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.15% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
    • 0.075% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.038% fail on Servos
      • 0.038% fail on Brake fluid
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (19% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Prop shafts (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Belts
    • 1.2% fail on Body (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Panel (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Other body component
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Doors
      • 0.56% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
        • 0.075% fail on Catch (19 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.075% fail on Door condition
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.038% fail on Tank
      • 0.038% fail on Hose
    • 0.23% fail on Boot lid (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Boot lid condition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Undertray
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.038% fail on Chassis
      • 0.038% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.038% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.038% fail on Towbar
      • 0.038% fail on Other towbar components
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.9% fail on Compression ignition (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.038% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.038% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.038% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 2.7% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (52% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Catalyst emissions (70% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (79% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.038% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.38% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.38% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.075% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.075% fail on Undertray
  • 4.9% fail on Steering
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.038% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.98% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.98% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
    • 0.038% fail on Steering play
      • 0.038% fail on Steering rack
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (48% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (41% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.038% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.038% fail on Airbags
      • 0.038% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.79% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.60% fail on Attachment
    • 0.19% fail on Condition
  • 0.038% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.038% fail on Anchorages

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