Audi A6 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
67.6% pass rate
from 7,222 tests in 2020
(28% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.014% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.014% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp (27% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (19% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Direction indicators (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Flashing type (69% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Individual direction indicators (65% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on All direction indicators (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp (37% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp (36% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical equipment (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Horn (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.028% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.028% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.028% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.028% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.014% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.014% fail on Reversing lamp switch
  • 8.6% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joints (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Suspension arm (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Springs (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Coil springs (45% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Coil spring (45% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (37% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Wheel bearings (49% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Other suspension component (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.083% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Sub-frames (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.028% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (20% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 5.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (13% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (12% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Compression ignition (88% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.055% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.014% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 2.0% fail on Spark ignition (52% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (21% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Catalyst emissions (91% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Emissions not tested (89% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on NOx sensor
    • 0.29% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.097% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.083% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.2% fail on Brakes (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (24% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.55% fail on Brake discs and drums (58% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Brake discs (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (66% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.64% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance (53% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.75% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (76% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance (77% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.055% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (81% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.097% fail on Service brake imbalance (83% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.042% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.69% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.32% fail on Anti-lock braking system (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.36% fail on Electronic parking brake (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.055% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Hydraulic systems (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Servos
      • 0.014% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.014% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.014% fail on Pedal
    • 0.014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.014% fail on Servos
    • 0.014% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
  • 3.8% fail on Visibility (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (46% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.083% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.069% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.069% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.069% fail on View to rear (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Mirrors (71% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (37% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Requirements
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
      • 0.014% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.71% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (41% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Airbags
      • 0.055% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (61% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Joints (61% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.083% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.069% fail on Joints
        • 0.014% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.55% fail on Exhaust system (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.069% fail on Tank
      • 0.028% fail on Hose
      • 0.028% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.014% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.069% fail on Integral vehicle structure (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Body (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Panel
      • 0.028% fail on Other body component
    • 0.042% fail on Doors (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
        • 0.014% fail on Catch
      • 0.014% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
    • 0.028% fail on Chassis (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Chassis condition (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 0.86% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Steering linkage components (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Track rod end (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Power steering (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Operation
      • 0.014% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.028% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.80% fail on Road Wheels (51% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Attachment (95% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Condition
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.014% fail on Anchorages
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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