Audi A8 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
74.7% pass rate
from 198 tests in 2020
(46% 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.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps (25% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp levelling device (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical equipment (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Battery(ies) (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.51% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.51% fail on Switch
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes (37% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (47% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.51% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.51% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (5.3% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (71% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (27% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (27% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Electronic parking brake (192 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.51% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.51% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 5.6% fail on Suspension (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes (6.6% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (61% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage
    • 0.51% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.51% fail on Operation
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 4.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Transmission (12% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts (7.4% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Joints (6.3% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.51% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.51% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.51% fail on Seats
      • 0.51% fail on Driver's seat
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (10% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (63% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Steering (66% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.51% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.51% fail on Power steering
      • 0.51% fail on Operation
    • 0.51% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition (84% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.51% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.51% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.51% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.51% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.51% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.51% fail on Condition

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