Audi A6 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
58.9% pass rate
from 4,162 tests in 2017
(13% 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.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.55% fail on Rear lamps (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.048% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.024% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.072% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.048% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.024% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.024% fail on Switch
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (37% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp (33% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type (24% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.36% fail on Tell tales (18 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters (77% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Tell tale (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Switch
    • 0.19% fail on Battery (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.096% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.072% fail on Switch
      • 0.024% fail on Lamp
    • 0.072% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.072% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.024% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Suspension (15% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Front drive shafts (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Couplings
      • 0.096% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.096% fail on Drive shafts
    • 5.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
      • 0.072% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage condition (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Attachment
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Coil springs (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Location
    • 0.60% fail on Wheel bearings (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Front
      • 0.19% fail on Rear (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Air suspension (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Operation (16 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Other components (127 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Accumulator
    • 0.14% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.048% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.048% fail on Pipes (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Sub-frames (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.024% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.024% fail on Pipes
    • 0.024% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 13% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Brake performance (27% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear wheels (21% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (35% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.0% fail on Components
        • 4.0% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pipes (66% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.024% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.024% fail on Servos
      • 0.41% fail on Leaks
      • 0.096% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.024% fail on Operation
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.82% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.89% fail on ABS
    • 0.86% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.50% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Electronic parking brake (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.048% fail on Additional braking devices (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.048% fail on Pedal
        • 0.048% fail on Condition
    • 0.024% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.024% fail on Cable
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (25% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
    • 0.072% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.048% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (87% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (80% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers airbag (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.84% fail on Seat belts (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
      • 0.072% fail on Requirements
      • 0.048% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
  • 3.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.9% fail on Steering (41% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering system (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.072% fail on Free play
        • 0.072% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.072% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.24% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.048% fail on Rams
      • 0.024% fail on Drive system
      • 0.024% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.024% fail on Pump
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
    • 0.024% fail on Steering control
      • 0.024% fail on Steering lock
  • 2.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on System
      • 0.048% fail on Pipe
      • 0.024% fail on Hose
      • 0.024% fail on Cap
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested (73% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.0% fail on Doors (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Drivers (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.29% fail on Body condition (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers
    • 0.072% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.072% fail on Load security
      • 0.048% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.024% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.048% fail on Vehicle structure (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Chassis (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Body security
    • 0.024% fail on Spare wheel
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment
    • 0.024% fail on Condition
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