Audi A6 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
66.1% pass rate
from 5,868 tests in 2017
(25% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (18% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (18% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps (20% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps (18% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Rear lamps (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps (18% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp (20% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.034% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.017% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.068% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.051% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.034% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (46% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps (39% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.82% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.034% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Switch (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Lamp
    • 0.085% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.085% fail on Horn (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.068% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.051% fail on Battery (92% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 10% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.3% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.3% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.068% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.068% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Location
    • 0.66% fail on Shock absorbers (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Front suspension joints (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Front (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Rear (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Component mounting (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Subframe mounting (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Air suspension (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Operation (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.017% fail on Pipes
    • 0.068% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.034% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.034% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.017% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.017% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Condition (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (25% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
    • 0.017% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.017% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.2% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.017% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Front wheels (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake imbalance (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.051% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Components (45% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Hoses (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Pipes (89% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.068% fail on Leaks (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.53% fail on Electronic parking brake (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on ABS (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Electronic stability system (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Mechanical components (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Lever
      • 0.017% fail on Cable
    • 0.051% fail on Restricted movement (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Service brake control components (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Pedal (79% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.017% fail on Warning
    • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.017% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 3.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (52% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.051% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.068% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
      • 0.017% fail on Installation check
        • 0.017% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 1.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Emissions (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.39% fail on System (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Tank
      • 0.051% fail on Pipe
      • 0.034% fail on Cap (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested (56% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.89% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.89% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.85% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (38% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.068% fail on Passengers other (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers
      • 0.068% fail on Drivers
    • 0.10% fail on Body condition (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Body security
    • 0.051% fail on Load security
      • 0.034% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.017% fail on Access panel
    • 0.017% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.017% fail on Chassis
  • 0.80% fail on Steering (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Steering system (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Free play
        • 0.017% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Operation
      • 0.051% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.017% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.017% fail on Drive system
      • 0.017% fail on Other components
    • 0.034% fail on Steering control
      • 0.034% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
    • 0.068% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Hubs
Read the Honest John Review

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    Stunning looking and practical executive estate. At its best with quattro 4WD and the excellent 3.0 TDI engine.
  • Audi A6 (2004 - 2011)
    High quality and refined cabin. Good engines including frugal TDI diesels. Maximum five-star crash test rating. Classy image.

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