Audi A6 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
65.0% pass rate
from 5,209 tests in 2020
(26% 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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.019% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps (25% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp (24% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (22% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.019% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.019% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (57% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on Individual direction indicators (47% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (80% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical equipment (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Horn (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.038% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.019% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 0.038% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.019% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.019% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 8.3% fail on Suspension (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joints (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Springs (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Coil springs (60% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring (61% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.019% fail on Bellows
    • 0.077% fail on Other suspension component (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.058% fail on Macpherson strut (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.058% fail on Sub-frames (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.019% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (18% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
  • 6.9% fail on Brakes (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Brake performance (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (59% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.96% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance (68% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.058% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (48% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.77% fail on Parking brake performance (48% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.096% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.019% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.019% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.35% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (59% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance (70% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.038% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.90% fail on Brake discs and drums (34% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Brake discs (34% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.077% fail on Lever
        • 0.058% fail on Cable
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.71% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.58% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.058% fail on Electronic braking system (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Rigid brake pipes (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.27% fail on Electronic parking brake (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Lever (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.096% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.058% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Hand lever (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pedal
    • 0.058% fail on Hydraulic systems (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.019% fail on Servos
    • 0.019% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.019% fail on Leaks
    • 0.019% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.019% fail on Other components
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.9% fail on Compression ignition (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (84% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.077% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.038% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.019% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.019% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.038% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.019% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition (55% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (25% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.038% fail on Emissions not tested (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Fluid leaks (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.058% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.058% fail on Undertray
  • 4.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Transmission (25% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts (23% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Joints (22% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.077% fail on Joints
    • 0.60% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Driver's door (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
        • 0.058% fail on Catch (15 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.077% fail on Tank
      • 0.077% fail on System
      • 0.038% fail on Hose
      • 0.038% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Passenger's seat (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.25% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.096% fail on Other body component
      • 0.038% fail on Panel
    • 0.096% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.077% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.019% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.077% fail on Integral vehicle structure (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.058% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.019% fail on Bracket
    • 0.058% fail on Chassis (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Chassis condition (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Load security
      • 0.019% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.019% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (52% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on View to rear
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.019% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.077% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Airbags
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Steering linkage components (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Track rod end (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.019% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.019% fail on Pump
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.65% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.58% fail on Attachment
    • 0.058% fail on Condition
  • 0.019% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.019% fail on Belt(s)/padding
Read the Honest John Review

  • Audi A6 Avant (2005 - 2011)
    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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