Audi A6 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
74.0% pass rate
from 5,277 tests in 2017
(21% 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.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (9.4% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front lamps (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.019% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (25% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (26% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.038% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.019% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.019% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.019% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.78% fail on Stop lamp (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Direction indicators (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Flashing type (57% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Individual lamps (43% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.13% fail on Horn
    • 0.076% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.057% fail on Rear fog lamp (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Fog lamp (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Tell tale
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.095% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.057% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.2% fail on Suspension (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Attachment
      • 0.057% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Suspension arms (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front
      • 0.057% fail on Rear (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Front suspension joints (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front drive shafts (89% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Constant velocity joints (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.019% fail on Operation
    • 0.019% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.019% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
  • 3.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (36% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.095% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.019% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes (57% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components (22% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.63% fail on Brake performance (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Front wheels (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear wheels (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Brake imbalance (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.019% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.11% fail on ABS
    • 0.095% fail on Parking brake (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.095% fail on Hydraulic systems (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Components (88% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Hoses
        • 0.019% fail on Pipes
      • 0.019% fail on Leaks
    • 0.038% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.019% fail on Restricted movement
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Requirements
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
    • 0.30% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.27% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.038% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.74% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Exhaust system (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on Cap
      • 0.038% fail on System
    • 0.095% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.057% fail on Emissions (90% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.70% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.40% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Steering system (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering
      • 0.095% fail on Operation
      • 0.038% fail on Other components
      • 0.019% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.019% fail on Pump
    • 0.019% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.36% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.15% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Body condition
    • 0.019% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.019% fail on Chassis
    • 0.019% fail on Body security
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.095% fail on Attachment
    • 0.076% fail on Condition
Read the Honest John Review

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