Audi A6 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
83.3% pass rate
from 9,588 tests in 2020
(39% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (17% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (19% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Size/type
    • 0.031% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (46% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.80% fail on Direction indicators (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Flashing type (39% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.19% fail on Individual direction indicators (74% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.48% fail on Stop lamp (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Position lamps (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Position lamp (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.17% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (46% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 0.063% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.063% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.052% fail on Electrical equipment (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.021% fail on Horn (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.031% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (98% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Suspension (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (61% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring (61% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (46% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint (95% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.052% fail on Shock absorbers (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Anti-roll bars (96% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.021% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.010% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.010% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 2.0% fail on Brakes (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (50% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (50% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.13% fail on Brake discs and drums (84% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Brake discs (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Brake performance (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (75% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake imbalance (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.052% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (81% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake imbalance (88% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.073% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.010% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.010% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.021% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
      • 0.010% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.010% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.010% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.010% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.010% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 1.9% fail on Visibility (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Wipers (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.063% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.042% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (27% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Exhaust system (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Transmission (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts (78% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Joints (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Doors
      • 0.052% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.052% fail on Door condition
      • 0.042% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.042% fail on Door condition
      • 0.021% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.021% fail on Door condition
    • 0.052% fail on Undertray
    • 0.042% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.031% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.010% fail on Tank
    • 0.031% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.031% fail on Seats
      • 0.031% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.010% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Bracket
  • 0.60% fail on Identification of the vehicle (81% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plates (81% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.54% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Exhaust emissions (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.27% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.083% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (57% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.010% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.13% fail on Spark ignition (84% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.021% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.021% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.38% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.21% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.010% fail on Airbags
      • 0.010% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 0.083% fail on Steering (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Steering linkage components (96% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Track rod end (96% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.021% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.021% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.010% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.010% fail on Belt(s)/padding
Read the Honest John Review

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