Audi A8 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
68.7% pass rate
from 335 tests in 2017
(35% better than other 2003 cars)
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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front lamps (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.60% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.90% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.90% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.30% fail on Battery
    • 0.30% fail on Horn
  • 9.3% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.7% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.7% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.90% fail on Air suspension (59 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Operation (87 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Other components
    • 0.60% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.60% fail on Rear
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.30% fail on Operation
    • 0.30% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 9.0% fail on Brakes (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.30% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.30% fail on Gradient hand brake
      • 0.30% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.90% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.30% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.4% fail on ABS
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.5% fail on Electronic parking brake (179 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Components (85% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Hoses
        • 0.30% fail on Pipes
      • 0.60% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.30% fail on Leaks
    • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal
        • 0.30% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Restricted movement
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
  • 5.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 2.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
  • 2.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Exhaust system (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Emissions (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.30% fail on Cap
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Steering system (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Track rod end (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Power steering
      • 0.30% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.90% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.60% fail on Load security (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Bootlid (28 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Body condition

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