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MOT History from tests of petrol AUDI As year 1997

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mot history
Pass percent:32.20%
(The average a petrol AUDI A year 1997 passes without issue)
Based on:59 MOT Tests
Most common failuresNo# failures
Exhaust emissions carbon monoxide content after 2nd fast idle excessive |7.3.D.3|12
Brake hose excessively deteriorated6
Nearside Front constant velocity joint gaiter split |2.5.C.1a|6
Offside Front Front constant velocity joint gaiter split |2.5.C.1a|6
Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively5
Offside Front Track rod end ball joint has excessive play |2.2.B.1f|5
Offside Front Front suspension has excessive play in a lower suspension ball joint |2.5.B.1a|4
Registration plate lamp issues4
Headlamp aim out of alignment4
Nearside Front Front constant velocity joint gaiter split |2.5.C.1a|3
Nearside Front Front suspension has excessive play in a lower suspension ball joint |2.5.B.1a|3
Exhaust emissions carbon monoxide content at idle excessive |7.3.D.4|3
Exhaust emissions hydrocarbon content after 2nd fast idle excessive |7.3.D.3|3
Offside Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|3
Offside Rear Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|3
Nearside Rear Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|3
Nearside Front Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|3
Nearside Front Direction indicator incorrect colour |1.4.A.2f|3
Windscreen has damage3
Exhaust emissions Lambda reading after 2nd fast idle outside specified limits |7.3.D.3|3
Front brake disc in such a condition that it is seriously weakened2
Offside Front constant velocity joint gaiter split |2.5.C.1a|2
Rear brake disc excessively pitted |3.5.1h|2
Offside Front Suspension arm has excessive play in a ball joint |2.4.G.2|2
Nearside Front Headlamp insecure |1.7.3|2
Nearside Front Track rod end ball joint has excessive play |2.2.B.1f|2
Front Exhaust has part of the system excessively deteriorated |7.1.1a|2
Offside Track rod end ball joint has excessive play |2.2.B.1f|2
Nearside Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|2
Brake hose damaged2
Nearside Front Lower Front suspension has excessive play in a lower suspension ball joint |2.5.B.1a|1
Centre Front Exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases |7.1.2|1
Offside Front Front suspension has excessive play in a upper suspension ball joint |2.5.B.1a|1
Front brake disc excessively scored |3.5.1h|1
Rear brake disc excessively scored |3.5.1h|1
Brakes imbalanced across an axle1
Nearside Rear wheel bearing has excessive play |2.6.2|1
Offside Rear wheel bearing has excessive play |2.6.2|1
Nearside Rear Front suspension has excessive play in a lower suspension ball joint |2.5.B.1a|1
Offside Rear Front suspension has excessive play in a lower suspension ball joint |2.5.B.1a|1
Offside Front Upper Suspension arm has excessive play in a ball joint |2.4.G.2|1
Nearside Track rod end deformed and unserviceable |2.2.C.1d|1
Offside Front Direction indicator not working |1.4.A.2c|1
Nearside Front Headlamp aim not tested |1.8.A.1c|1
Nearside Inner Front constant velocity joint gaiter split |2.5.C.1a|1
Offside Front Front constant velocity joint gaiter insecurely mounted to its housing |2.5.C.1a|1
Nearside Direction indicators incorrect colour |1.4.A.2f|1
Offside Direction indicators incorrect colour |1.4.A.2f|1
Service brake: efficiency below requirements |3.7.B.7|1
Nearside Front Headlamp not working on main beam |1.7.5a|1
Rear Mechanical brake component has restricted free movement1
Offside Front position lamp|s| not working |1.1.A.3b|1
Nearside Front constant velocity joint gaiter insecurely mounted to its housing |2.5.C.1a|1
Anti-lock braking system warning lamp indicates an ABS fault1
Emissions not tested |7.0|1
Centre Exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases |7.1.2|1
Offside Front Front position lamp|s| not working |1.1.A.3b|1
Registration plate issues1
Nearside Steering rack gaiter split |2.2.D.2d|1
Steering system excessively rough |2.2.D.1|1
Power steering component|s| leaking from a failed seal |2.3.3b|1
Offside Front suspension has excessive play in a lower suspension ball joint |2.5.B.1a|1
Front Lower Ball joint has excessive play |2.2.B.1f|1
Power steering component|s| leaking |2.3.3b|1
Anti-lock braking system warning lamp does not illuminate |3.4.1b|1
Nearside Front Upper Ball joint has excessive play |2.2.B.1f|1
Offside Front Upper Ball joint has excessive play |2.2.B.1f|1
Offside Front Headlamp insecure |1.7.3|1
Exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases |7.1.2|1
Nearside Rear Rear wheel bearing has excessive play |2.6.2|1
Nearside Front Front wheel bearing rough when rotated |2.5.A.2|1
Nearside Front position lamp|s| not working |1.1.A.3b|1
Offside front brake juddering severely |3.7.A.2b|1
Offside Front Direction indicator incorrect colour |1.4.A.2f|1
Nearside Front Direction indicator incomplete |1.5.A1b|1
Offside Front coil spring incomplete |2.4.C.1a|1
Offside Rear Shock absorber has negligible damping effect |2.7.5|1

We get to these numbers by trawling through over 1 billion MOT test results since 2004 and crunched the numbers. We remove anything to do with Tyres, as they are model independent and group together common non-model specific issues. We are trying to get to a picture of what models have what issues.

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