Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
41.5% pass rate
from 53 tests in 2017
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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 32% fail on Suspension
    • 13% fail on Coil springs (9 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 13% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.9% fail on Attachment
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.8% fail on Macpherson strut (9 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 11% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 9.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 7.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.9% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.9% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.9% fail on Battery
    • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 1.9% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.9% fail on Horn
  • 23% fail on Brakes
    • 17% fail on ABS (15 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.8% fail on Components
        • 3.8% fail on Hoses
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs
  • 11% fail on Tyres
    • 5.7% fail on Condition
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth
  • 9.4% fail on Steering
    • 9.4% fail on Steering system
      • 9.4% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 9.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.7% fail on Emissions
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
  • 7.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
  • 3.8% fail on Road Wheels (11 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Attachment (15 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.9% fail on Body condition

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