Audi A8 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
80.4% pass rate
from 479 tests in 2020
(48% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.0% fail on Suspension (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.21% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
  • 4.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (24 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp aim (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.63% fail on Direction indicators (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Flashing type (67% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Side repeaters (3.0% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Stop lamp
  • 3.5% fail on Visibility (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (5.2% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wipers (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.3% fail on Brakes (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (46% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs and drums (30% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Brake discs (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake control (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Electronic parking brake (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Brake performance (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (82% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt
          • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.42% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Spark ignition (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Catalyst emissions (46% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.84% fail on Compression ignition (40% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (75% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Exhaust system (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Transmission
      • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.21% fail on Joints
    • 0.21% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
  • 0.84% fail on Identification of the vehicle (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plates (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.21% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.21% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp

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