Audi A8 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
76.0% pass rate
from 1,061 tests in 2020
(41% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (59% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.094% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.94% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.19% fail on Individual direction indicators (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Position lamps (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Position lamp (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.094% fail on Horn
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (59% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.28% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.094% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.094% fail on View to rear
      • 0.094% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.9% fail on Compression ignition (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.094% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Catalyst emissions (87% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.19% fail on Undertray (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 3.9% fail on Suspension (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage ball joints (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.28% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Operation (25 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Suspension unit
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (48% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.94% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.94% fail on Brake performance (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (78% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (87% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (87% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.094% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.094% fail on Rbt
          • 0.094% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.66% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.66% fail on Electronic parking brake (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.38% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.094% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.094% fail on Other components
  • 1.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Drive shafts (57% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Joints (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.094% fail on Joints
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.094% fail on Tank
      • 0.094% fail on Pipe
      • 0.094% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.094% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.094% fail on Body
      • 0.094% fail on Panel
    • 0.094% fail on Doors
      • 0.094% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.094% fail on Door condition
  • 0.47% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.47% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.47% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.38% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering linkage components (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Power steering
      • 0.094% fail on Operation
  • 0.094% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.094% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.094% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.094% fail on Condition

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