Audi A6 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
71.4% pass rate
from 5,911 tests in 2020
(24% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.068% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.017% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (32% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (60% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.0% fail on Stop lamp (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.051% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.051% fail on Electrical equipment (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Horn (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 7.3% fail on Suspension (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (23 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joints (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Springs (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Coil springs (37% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Coil spring (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Pins and bushes (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.085% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.034% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.017% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.017% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.017% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.017% fail on Pipes
    • 0.017% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (19% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (19% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Compression ignition (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (42% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.051% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.017% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.017% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.017% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.017% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (32% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Catalyst emissions (97% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.085% fail on Fluid leaks (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.017% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.051% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.051% fail on Undertray
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility (35% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.085% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.051% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.3% fail on Brakes (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.66% fail on Brake discs and drums (39% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Brake discs (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.017% fail on Lever
    • 0.98% fail on Brake performance (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (73% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (85% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (85% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (85% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic parking brake (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Anti-lock braking system (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Electronic stability control (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Rigid brake pipes (93% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.034% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.017% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.017% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.017% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Exhaust system (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Joints (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
      • 0.068% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.068% fail on Door condition
      • 0.017% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.017% fail on Door condition
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.017% fail on Tank
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Passenger's seat (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Body
      • 0.051% fail on Panel
    • 0.017% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.017% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.017% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.017% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 0.54% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.51% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Steering linkage components (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Track rod end (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.017% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.085% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.085% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.034% fail on Power steering
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
      • 0.017% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.017% fail on Steering play
      • 0.017% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.051% fail on Condition
  • 0.034% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.034% fail on Belt(s)/padding (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
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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