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MOT History from tests of petrol AUDI S5s year 2007

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mot history
Pass percent:81.77%
(The average a petrol AUDI S5 year 2007 passes without issue)
Based on:1,629 MOT Tests
Most common failuresNo# failures
Registration plate issues67
Headlamp aim out of alignment57
Windscreen wiper does not clear the windscreen effectively13
Fuel cap/sealing device sealing washer deteriorated |7.2.4c|12
Registration plate lamp issues10
Offside Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|9
Exhaust emissions Lambda reading after 2nd fast idle outside specified limits |7.3.D.3|8
Nearside Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|7
Nearside Rear Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak |2.7.3|6
Engine MIL inoperative or indicates a malfunction |8.2.1.2 |h||6
Electronic stability system warning lamp indicates a fault |3.4.1c|5
Electronic parking brake warning indicates a malfunction |3.1.7|5
Nearside Headlamp not working on main beam |1.7.5a|5
Fuel cap/sealing device sealing washer torn |7.2.4c|5
Offside Headlamp not working on main beam |1.7.5a|4
Offside Front Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|4
Anti-lock braking system warning lamp indicates an ABS fault4
Offside Rear Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak |2.7.3|4
Exhaust emissions carbon monoxide content after 2nd fast idle excessive |7.3.D.3|3
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated resulting in excessive movement |2.4.G.2|3
Windscreen wiper blade insecure3
Brake hose damaged3
Nearside Front passenger door cannot be opened from outside the vehicle |6.2.B.1b|3
Windscreen washer not working 3
Exhaust emissions carbon monoxide content at idle excessive |7.3.D.4|2
Nearside Front Upper Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated resulting in excessive movement |2.4.G.2|2
Offside Front Upper Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated resulting in excessive movement |2.4.G.2|2
Front passenger door cannot be opened from outside the vehicle |6.2.B.1b|2
Nearside Front Front suspension has excessive play in a lower suspension ball joint |2.5.B.1a|2
Nearside Front Front passenger door cannot be opened from outside the vehicle (6.2.3 (a))2
Nearside Front Headlamp not working on dipped beam |1.7.5a|2
Offside Front Headlamp not working on main beam |1.7.5a|2
Parking brake: efficiency below requirements |3.7.C.1b|2
Nearside Rear Brake hose twisted |3.6.B.4c|2
Headlamp switch faulty |1.7.1|2
Nearside Headlamp excessively deteriorated so that the light output is severely reduced |1.7.5a|2
Nearside Front Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated resulting in excessive movement |2.4.G.2|2
Nearside Headlamp aim beam image kick up to the offside |1.8|2
Offside Headlamp aim beam image kick up to the offside |1.8|2
Brake hose has insufficient room to move2
Offside Front Front position lamp|s| not working |1.1.A.3b|2
Nearside Rear Valve stem seriously damaged |4.1.D.1e|2
Centre Exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases |7.1.2|2
Fuel cap/sealing device sealing washer missing |7.2.4c|2
Fuel cap/sealing device ineffective (6.1.3 (b) (i))2
Horn not working |1.6.2a|2
Fuel cap/sealing device does not fasten securely maintaining the sealing arrangement |7.2.4b|2
Fuel cap/sealing device ineffective |6.1.3 |b| |i||2
Nearside Front coil spring broken |2.4.C.1a|2
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm has excessive play in a ball joint |2.4.G.2|2
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm has excessive play in a ball joint |2.4.G.2|2
Nearside Headlamp incorrect colour |1.7.5b|2
Offside Front Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak |2.7.3|1
Offside Headlamp aim beam image obviously incorrect |1.8.A.1b|1
Nearside Front Suspension arm ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |2.4.G.2|1
Exhaust emissions hydrocarbon content after 2nd fast idle excessive |7.3.D.3|1
Central Exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases |7.1.2|1
Offside Steering system has excessive free play detected at the steering wheel |steering rack fitted| |2.2.A.1b|1
Offside Front Lower Suspension component ball joint excessively worn |5.3.4 |a| |i||1
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt rear |2.4.G.2|1
Nearside Side repeater not working |1.4.A.2c|1
Nearside Headlamp insecure |1.7.3|1
Nearside Front Front passenger door cannot be opened from outside the vehicle |6.2.B.1b|1
An item not tested |Manual|1
Nearside Rear Coil spring not correctly located |2.4.C.2|1
Offside Front coil spring broken |2.4.C.1a|1
Nearside Front Road wheel distorted |4.2.A.1a|1
Centre Exhaust system not adequately supported clamps corroded and system insecure |7.1.1|1
Offside Rear Electrical wiring insecure abs wire |1.9.2a|1
Exhaust system not adequately supported |7.1.1|1
Offside Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated resulting in excessive movement |2.4.G.2|1
Nearside Front Headlamp not working on main beam |1.7.5a|1
Offside Front Upper Steering linkage ball joint has excessive play rear as marked |2.1.3 |b| |i||1
Offside Rear Fuel cap/sealing device sealing washer deteriorated |7.2.4c|1
Nearside Front Headlamp aim beam image obviously incorrect |1.8.A.1b|1
Exhaust Lambda reading after 2nd fast idle outside specified limits (8.2.1.2 (c))1
Offside Rear Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated resulting in excessive movement |2.4.G.2|1
Spare wheel insecure |6.4.2|1
Offside Front Headlamp aim beam image kick up to the offside |1.8|1
Offside Side repeater not working |1.4.A.2c|1
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm has excessive play in a ball joint front |2.4.G.2|1
Offside Rear Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|1
Nearside Front Hydraulic brake calliper leaking (1.1.16 (b) (i))1
Offside Front Suspension arm has excessive play in a pin/bush rear banana arm/ball joint facing down |2.4.G.2|1
Front Body has a sharp edge caused by damage |6.1.C.1|1
Nearside Front Headlamp levelling device obviously defective |1.7.2|1
Offside Headlamp excessively deteriorated so that the light output is severely reduced |1.7.5a|1
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |2.4.G.2|1
Offside Front Drivers door cannot be opened from outside the vehicle (6.2.3 (a))1
Offside Rear Direction indicator incorrect colour (4.4.3 (a))1
Nearside Front Brake hose excessively twisted (1.1.12 (b) (ii))1
Bonnet cannot be secured in the closed position |3.1 |b| |i||1
Offside Front Suspension arm ball joint dust cover excessively deteriorated so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |2.4.G.2|1
Offside Front Inner Suspension arm ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt rear (5.3.4 (b) (ii))1
Front Headlamp cleaning device inoperative |1.7.2|1
Headlamp levelling device inoperative warning light on dash |1.7.2|1
Nearside Rear position lamp|s| not working |1.1.A.3b|1
Offside Front wheel bearing rough when rotated |2.5.A.2|1
Rear Exhaust system not adequately supported |7.1.1|1
Nearside Front Front suspension has excessive play in a pin or bush of an upper wishbone inner bearing |2.5.B.1a|1
Nearside Rear Front suspension has excessive play in a pin or bush of an upper wishbone inner bearing |2.5.B.1a|1
Offside Front Front suspension has excessive play in a pin or bush of an upper wishbone inner bearing |2.5.B.1a|1
Offside Rear Front suspension has excessive play in a pin or bush of an upper wishbone inner bearing |2.5.B.1a|1
Offside Front Headlamp aim beam image obviously incorrect |1.8.A.1b|1
Nearside Engine mounting bracket excessively loose sub frame bolt missing (6.1.8 (a) (ii))1
Nearside Exhaust system insecure (6.1.2 (a))1
Exhaust system insecure mount bracket loose (6.1.2 (a))1
Anti-roll bar linkage inappropriately repaired |2.4.A.2|1
Nearside Front Windscreen wiper not operating over a large enough area to give an adequate view |8.2.1c|1
Rear fog lamp not working |4.5.1 |a| |ii||1
Offside Front Steering arm deformed |2.1.3 |c| |i||1
Offside Front Suspension arm pin or bush excessively worn Front arm bush as marked |5.3.4 |a| |i||1
Front Anti-roll bar has an unsafe modification |5.3.3 |c| |i||1
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint dust cover excessively damaged so that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt rear |2.4.G.2|1
Rear Body has a sharp edge caused by damage |6.1.C.1|1
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm rubber bush bonding deteriorated resulting in excessive movement |2.4.G.2|1
Nearside Rear Air suspension unit displaced Lower bolt missing |2.4.D.1a|1
Offside Front Anti-roll bar attachment bracket/mounting insecure bolt broken |2.4.G.1|1
Offside Front Side repeater missing (4.4.1 (a) (ii))1
Offside Obligatory mirror missing (3.3 (a))1
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint excessively worn arm (5.3.4 (a) (i))1
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint excessively worn (5.3.4 (a) (i))1
Offside Front Ball joint has excessive play tie rod |2.2.B.1f|1
Nearside passenger door cannot be opened from outside the vehicle |6.2.B.1c|1
Nearside Front position lamp|s| not working |1.1.A.3b|1
Offside Front position lamp|s| not working |1.1.A.3b|1
Engine MIL inoperative or indicates a malfunction (8.2.1.2 (h))1
Exhaust hydrocarbon content after 2nd fast idle exceeds default limits (8.2.1.2 (b))1
Offside Rear Valve stem seriously damaged |4.1.D.1e|1
Front brake disc in such a condition that it is seriously weakened1
Centre Exhaust system not adequately supported |7.1.1|1
Headlamp cleaning device inoperative |1.7.2|1
Offside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength Outer sill (5.3.6 (a) (i))1
Nearside Rear Shock absorbers has a serious fluid leak1
Offside Rear Shock absorbers has a serious fluid leak1
Service brake juddering severely |3.7.C.2|1
Fuel cap/sealing device ineffective Seal excessively deteriorated. (6.1.3 (b) (i))1
Nearside Rear Seat belt retracting mechanism defective (7.1.2 (e))1
Offside Front Hydraulic fluid leaking excessively Brake caliper leaking fluid BLEED NIPPLE ? (8.4.1 (a) (i))1
Fuel cap/sealing device ineffective seal cracked (6.1.3 (b) (i))1
Offside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength top suspension mounting area 30 cm within possible drainage point (5.3.6 (a) (i))1
Nearside Front Suspension component mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength suspension fix point as per o/s (5.3.6 (a) (i))1
Brake performance not tested 4 wheel drive tapley test required brake fluid Leak (1.2.1 (g))1
Nearside Exhaust system not adequately supported |7.1.1|1
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm pin or bush excessively worn rear arm (5.3.4 (a) (i))1
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm pin or bush excessively worn rear arm (5.3.4 (a) (i))1
Service brake: efficiency below requirements |3.7.C.1a|1
Offside Front Lower Suspension component ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt (5.3.4 (b) (ii))1
Nearside Front Shock absorber has a serious fluid leak |2.7.3|1
Brake lining|s| wear indicator illuminated |1.1.13 |a| |i||1
Nearside Front Front wheel bearing rough when rotated |2.5.A.2|1
Offside Stop lamp not working |1.2.1b|1
Nearside Headlamp cleaning device inoperative |1.7.2|1
Offside Headlamp cleaning device inoperative |1.7.2|1
Nearside Front Suspension arm ball joint excessively worn (5.3.4 (a) (i))1
Electronic stability control switch not functioning correctly (7.12 (d))1
Electronic stability control warning lamp indicates a fault (7.12 (e))1
Stop lamp(s) remains on when the brakes are released (4.3.2 (a) (iii))1
Nearside Side repeater not working |4.4.1 |a| |ii||1
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt X2 |5.3.4 |b| |ii||1
Electronic stability control warning lamp indicates a fault |7.12 |e||1
Supplementary restraint system warning lamp indicates a fault (7.1.6 (a))1
Offside Front Steering rack has excessive free play detected at the steering wheel (steering rack fitted) steering arm (2.3 (a) (i))1
Brake performance not tested |3.7.A.1|1
Offside Front Road wheel badly damaged |4.2.A.1a|1
Nearside Front Steering rack gaiter split |2.2.D.2d|1
Offside Front Steering rack gaiter split |2.2.D.2d|1
Front passenger door cannot be opened from outside the vehicle (6.2.3 (a))1
Nearside Front Lower Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated resulting in excessive movement |rear| |2.4.G.2|1
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated resulting in excessive movement |rear| |2.4.G.2|1
Nearside Front Front position lamp|s| not working |1.1.A.3b|1
Windscreen has a sticker or other obstruction encroaching into the swept area by more than 40mm outside zone `A` |8.3.1e|1
Windscreen has a sticker or other obstruction encroaching by more than 10mm within zone `A` |8.3.1b|1
Supplementary restraint system warning lamp indicates a fault |7.1.6 |a||1
Front Body component damaged and likely to cause injury grill |6.2.1 |a| |i||1
Fuel cap/sealing device missing |7.2.4a|1
Fuel cap/sealing device does not fasten securely by positive means |7.2.4b|1
Nearside Upper Front suspension retaining device missing |2.5.A.4|1
Nearside Headlamp aim beam image obviously incorrect |1.8.A.1b|1
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated resulting in excessive movement rear arm |2.4.G.2|1
Offside Front Anti-roll bar attachment bracket/mounting insecure and impairing directional stability |5.3.3 |a| |ii||1
Exhaust has a major leak of exhaust gases |6.1.2 |a||1
Nearside Front Inner Drive shaft joint constant velocity boot split or insecure, no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |6.1.7 |g| |ii||1
Fuel cap/sealing device mounting flange/sealing method defective |7.2.4c|1
Fuel cap/sealing device missing |6.1.3 |b| |i||1
Nearside Inner Front Track rod end ball joint has excessive play |2.2.B.1f|1
Nearside Headlamp aim not tested (4.1.2 (b))1
Nearside Headlamp not working on dipped beam (4.1.1 (a) (ii))1
Offside Front Driver`s door cannot be opened from outside the vehicle |6.2.B.1b|1
Offside Headlamp insecure |1.7.3|1
Offside Front Lower Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated resulting in excessive movement |2.4.G.2|1
Offside Front Wheel bearing rough when rotated |5.1.3 |b| |i||1
Nearside Front Suspension arm pin or bush excessively worn lower (Bent Arm) inner mounting bush is torn. (5.3.4 (a) (i))1
Offside Front Suspension arm rubber bush deteriorated resulting in excessive movement |2.4.G.2|1
Offside Front Inner Suspension arm ball joint dust cover no longer prevents the ingress of dirt |5.3.4 |b| |ii||1

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