Audi A6 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
70.3% pass rate
from 7,345 tests in 2017
(30% 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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.027% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Matched pair (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.027% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.014% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (56% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Individual lamps (67% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on All direction indicators (66% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Side repeaters (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Fog lamp (52% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Horn (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.027% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.027% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.027% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (22% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
    • 0.054% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.014% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 7.8% fail on Suspension (53% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (29% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (23% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (54% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment
      • 0.027% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment
    • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Location
    • 0.91% fail on Drive shafts (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Front drive shafts (69% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Constant velocity joints (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.027% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.69% fail on Shock absorbers (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Front
      • 0.068% fail on Rear (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Front suspension joints (80% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.027% fail on Sub-frames (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.027% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Component mounting (92% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 4.3% fail on Brakes (62% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components (27% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.48% fail on Brake discs (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Brake calipers (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Rear wheels (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Front wheels (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Brake imbalance (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.014% fail on Gradient hand brake
      • 0.014% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.31% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic systems (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Components (92% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Hoses (66% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Pipes (99% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.054% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.027% fail on Leaks (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Electronic parking brake (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on ABS (80% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.014% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.014% fail on Pedal
        • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.014% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 3.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (53% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.082% fail on Mirrors (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Bonnet (76% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Requirements
      • 0.041% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.64% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (40% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (41% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Emissions (57% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.41% fail on System (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Tank
      • 0.041% fail on Cap (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Hose
    • 0.39% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Emissions not tested (85% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.72% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.69% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Steering system (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Track rod end (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.054% fail on Steering control
      • 0.041% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.014% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.054% fail on Power steering (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Operation
      • 0.014% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
    • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.67% fail on Road Wheels (51% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Attachment (95% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Condition
  • 0.29% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Body condition (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Doors (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers other (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers
    • 0.054% fail on Seats
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers
    • 0.041% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.041% fail on Chassis
    • 0.014% fail on Body security
    • 0.014% fail on Spare wheel
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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