Audi A6 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
59.4% pass rate
from 3,526 tests in 2020
(16% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (12% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.028% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (83% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (77% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Electrical equipment (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Horn
      • 0.028% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.028% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.057% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.057% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.028% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.028% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 12% fail on Suspension (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Suspension arms (19% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Pins and bushes (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.057% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage ball joints (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.68% fail on Springs (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Coil springs (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Coil spring (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Mounting
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.085% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.057% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.40% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Operation (17 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.028% fail on Accumulator
      • 0.028% fail on Levelling valve
      • 0.028% fail on Pipes
    • 0.31% fail on Wheel bearings (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.057% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.17% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.028% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.057% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
  • 10% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (43% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (46% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (38% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (38% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (35% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.085% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.057% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.085% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.79% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.057% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.085% fail on Cable
        • 0.028% fail on Lever
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (68% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.68% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.48% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.71% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.57% fail on Electronic parking brake (19 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Lever (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.028% fail on Pedal
    • 0.11% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.057% fail on Servos
      • 0.028% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.028% fail on Leaks
    • 0.085% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.085% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.057% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.057% fail on Other components
  • 9.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 7.1% fail on Transmission (91% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Drive shafts (90% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Joints (91% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.43% fail on Prop shafts (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Belts
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Driver's door (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Door condition (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Catch
      • 0.26% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
        • 0.028% fail on Catch
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.96% fail on Exhaust system (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Body
      • 0.23% fail on Panel
      • 0.085% fail on Other body component
      • 0.028% fail on Body condition
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.057% fail on Hose
      • 0.057% fail on Pipe
    • 0.20% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.057% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.20% fail on Boot lid (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Boot lid condition (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Undertray
    • 0.057% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.028% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.028% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.028% fail on Chassis
      • 0.028% fail on Chassis condition
  • 8.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.5% fail on Compression ignition (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.085% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.028% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 3.2% fail on Spark ignition (47% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.48% fail on Catalyst emissions (81% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested (67% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.028% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.43% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.085% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.085% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.057% fail on Undertray
      • 0.028% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (21% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.48% fail on Size/type
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility (48% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.085% fail on Driver's view
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Seat belts (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.085% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.085% fail on Airbags
      • 0.085% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (48% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.028% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.23% fail on Steering gear (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack (70% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering
      • 0.085% fail on Operation
      • 0.028% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.028% fail on Other components
    • 0.028% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.82% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.54% fail on Attachment
    • 0.028% fail on Condition
  • 0.028% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.028% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.028% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.028% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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