Audi A8 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
75.9% pass rate
from 769 tests in 2020
(47% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.52% fail on Horn
    • 0.39% fail on Direction indicators (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Flashing type (85% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Individual direction indicators (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
  • 6.0% fail on Suspension (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.39% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Operation (33 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.3% fail on Spark ignition (45% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Catalyst emissions (86% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.39% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.13% fail on Undertray
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.8% fail on Visibility (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.5% fail on Brakes (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance (80% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (59% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.52% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.78% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.52% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.26% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.52% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.52% fail on Electronic parking brake (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 3.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Transmission (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (54% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Joints (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Joints
    • 0.65% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.13% fail on System
    • 0.26% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
    • 0.13% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.13% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.39% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
  • 0.65% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.13% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.39% fail on Steering (88% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Steering linkage components (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment

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