Audi A8 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
84.3% pass rate
from 667 tests in 2020
(54% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
    • 0.15% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.90% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Headlamp aim (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp aim (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (72% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Direction indicators (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Flashing type (76% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.30% fail on Position lamps (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Stop lamp (90% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.15% fail on Horn
  • 3.1% fail on Brakes (56% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.30% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.30% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.45% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.30% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt
          • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.75% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.45% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.30% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.60% fail on Electronic parking brake (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.45% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.15% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.15% fail on Undertray
  • 1.8% fail on Visibility (64% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.45% fail on Wipers (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on View to rear
      • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.3% fail on Suspension (88% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Suspension arms (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.30% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
  • 0.90% fail on Body, chassis, structure (72% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Transmission
      • 0.30% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.30% fail on Joints
    • 0.15% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.15% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
    • 0.15% fail on Undertray
  • 0.60% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
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