Audi A6 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
69.8% pass rate
from 10,156 tests in 2017
(24% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim (12% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front lamps (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (37% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.089% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.039% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.020% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0098% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0098% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0098% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (52% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Direction indicators (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Flashing type (72% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Individual lamps (70% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.098% fail on All direction indicators (63% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Side repeaters (86% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0098% fail on Switch
    • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Fog lamp (35% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.069% fail on Horn (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.039% fail on Switch
      • 0.020% fail on Lamp
    • 0.030% fail on Battery (91% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0098% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0098% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 9.2% fail on Suspension (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Coil springs (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts (29% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front drive shafts (29% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (28% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.020% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0098% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on Shock absorbers (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Wheel bearings (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Front
      • 0.049% fail on Rear (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Front suspension joints (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Tie bars/rods (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0098% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0098% fail on Condition
    • 0.0098% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0098% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0098% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0098% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0098% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0098% fail on Subframe mounting
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Condition (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (14% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
    • 0.039% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (38% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.049% fail on Mirrors (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Bonnet (79% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes (60% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components (27% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (17% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake discs (50% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.020% fail on Brake calipers (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Front wheels (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Parking brake performance (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Rear wheels (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake imbalance (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0098% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.0098% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Components (92% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Hoses (70% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0098% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0098% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.069% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic parking brake (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on ABS (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.020% fail on Service brake control components (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pedal (85% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Anti-slip (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Restricted movement (90% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0098% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0098% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0098% fail on Components
        • 0.0098% fail on Pipes
    • 0.0098% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Requirements
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0098% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.49% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.42% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Passengers airbag (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Emissions (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on System (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Pipe
      • 0.039% fail on Cap (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Tank
    • 0.26% fail on Exhaust system (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Emissions not tested (76% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Condition
  • 0.56% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.43% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Steering system (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Steering rack (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Power steering (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
      • 0.020% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0098% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0098% fail on Rams
    • 0.039% fail on Steering control
      • 0.039% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.0098% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.32% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Doors (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0098% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.098% fail on Seats
      • 0.079% fail on Passengers
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers
    • 0.089% fail on Body condition (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0098% fail on Body security
    • 0.0098% fail on Load security
      • 0.0098% fail on Bootlid
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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