Audi A8 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
54.7% pass rate
from 106 tests in 2017
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension
    • 13% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Front drive shafts (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 9.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.8% fail on Condition
      • 0.94% fail on Location
    • 1.9% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.94% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.94% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.7% fail on Fog lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.94% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.94% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.94% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.94% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.94% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 5.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.7% fail on Components
        • 3.8% fail on Hoses
        • 0.94% fail on Pipes
        • 0.94% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.94% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.94% fail on Leaks
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.9% fail on ABS
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.94% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.94% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.94% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.94% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.94% fail on Warning
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres
    • 5.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
  • 7.5% fail on Steering
    • 6.6% fail on Steering system
      • 6.6% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Power steering
      • 0.94% fail on Other components
  • 7.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 7.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.94% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.94% fail on Wipers
  • 1.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (83% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.94% fail on Emissions
    • 0.94% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.94% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate

Search Good Garages