Audi A6 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
67.8% pass rate
from 9,421 tests in 2020
(21% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (26% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.011% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp (39% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.73% fail on Direction indicators (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Flashing type (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Individual direction indicators (54% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.27% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 0.096% fail on Electrical equipment (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.032% fail on Horn (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.011% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.021% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 0.011% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.011% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.011% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.011% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 10% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (19 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joints (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Anti-roll bar (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.6% fail on Springs (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Coil springs (24% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Coil spring (24% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (26% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.70% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.55% fail on Shock absorbers (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Sub-frames (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.042% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.032% fail on Other suspension component (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.032% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (90% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Condition (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (15% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
    • 0.011% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (15% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Compression ignition (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.042% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.032% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.011% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.021% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition (48% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.064% fail on Catalyst emissions (96% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Engine oil leaks (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.074% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.074% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 3.8% fail on Visibility (36% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (32% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.074% fail on View to rear (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Mirrors (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Bonnet (72% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (29% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (29% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.66% fail on Brake discs and drums (44% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Brake discs (44% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance (65% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.45% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (75% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.12% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (78% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.30% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-lock braking system (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake control (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Electronic parking brake (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.042% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.042% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Pedal (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic systems (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Brake fluid (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.021% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Requirements
      • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.47% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Transmission (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Drive shafts (88% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Joints (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.032% fail on Joints
      • 0.011% fail on Belts
    • 0.32% fail on Exhaust system (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.064% fail on Hose (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Pipe
      • 0.064% fail on System
      • 0.021% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Tank
    • 0.21% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Doors (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
      • 0.032% fail on Other passenger's door (76% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.011% fail on Door condition
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.021% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.074% fail on Body
      • 0.042% fail on Panel
      • 0.032% fail on Other body component
    • 0.021% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.021% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.011% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.011% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.011% fail on Chassis
      • 0.011% fail on Chassis condition
  • 0.77% fail on Identification of the vehicle (45% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plates (44% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.72% fail on Road Wheels (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Attachment (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Condition
  • 0.48% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Steering linkage components (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.096% fail on Steering gear (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
      • 0.011% fail on Steering box
    • 0.096% fail on Power steering
      • 0.074% fail on Operation
      • 0.011% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.011% fail on Pump
    • 0.021% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.021% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.021% 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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