Audi A8 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
90.1% pass rate
from 918 tests in 2020
(64% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.5% fail on Tyres (38% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (59% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.54% fail on Headlamp aim (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp aim (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.54% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.54% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.44% fail on Headlamps (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 1.7% fail on Visibility (58% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.54% fail on Wipers (76% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Brakes (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Mechanical brake components (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake linings and pads (74% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Brake pads (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.11% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.44% fail on Brake performance (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (79% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.33% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 0.76% fail on Suspension (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Suspension arms (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension unit
  • 0.54% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.11% fail on Steering
    • 0.11% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
        • 0.11% fail on Steering linkage
  • 0.11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 0.11% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.11% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.11% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
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