Audi A6 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
88.7% pass rate
from 16,204 tests in 2020
(14% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (58% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (61% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Size/type
    • 0.037% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 1.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (48% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Headlamp (88% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.40% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.062% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0062% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.043% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Electrical equipment (83% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0062% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0062% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.0062% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.0062% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.0062% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0062% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.0062% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 1.1% fail on Visibility (61% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Wipers (77% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Washers (50% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.062% fail on View to rear
      • 0.062% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.049% fail on Driver's view
  • 0.81% fail on Brakes (60% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake linings and pads (56% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Brake pads (56% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Brake discs and drums (82% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Brake discs (81% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (54% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.049% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0062% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0062% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.025% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.025% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0062% fail on Rbt
          • 0.0062% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.025% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.012% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.012% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.0062% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0062% fail on Operation
    • 0.0062% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.0062% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.0062% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.0062% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0062% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 0.56% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.0062% fail on Requirements
    • 0.0062% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0062% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.46% fail on Identification of the vehicle (93% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plates (94% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.33% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.32% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.23% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (77% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.012% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0062% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0062% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.093% fail on Spark ignition (51% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.019% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.0062% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0062% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0062% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0062% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0062% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.21% fail on Suspension (66% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.043% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.043% fail on Suspension arms (71% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0062% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.019% fail on Springs (87% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Coil springs (87% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Mounting (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0062% fail on Coil spring
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment (81% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Condition
  • 0.16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (43% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.031% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0062% fail on Tank
    • 0.037% fail on Transmission
      • 0.031% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.031% fail on Joints
      • 0.0062% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0062% fail on Joints
    • 0.025% fail on Body
      • 0.012% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0062% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0062% fail on Panel
    • 0.025% fail on Undertray
    • 0.019% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.012% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.0062% fail on Load security
      • 0.0062% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0062% fail on Seats
      • 0.0062% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.031% fail on Steering (76% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.019% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0062% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.0062% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0062% fail on Electronic power steering
Read the Honest John Review

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