Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
55.3% pass rate
from 356 tests in 2020
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (34% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Stop lamp (81% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.28% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.28% fail on Horn
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 6.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 0.84% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.56% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.56% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (82% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 6.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake discs (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.28% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.28% fail on Cable
    • 3.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.56% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.56% fail on Lever
    • 0.56% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 5.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.5% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.84% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.84% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.56% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.28% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.28% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.28% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.5% fail on Transmission
      • 2.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.5% fail on Joints
    • 2.0% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Driver's door (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Door condition (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
    • 0.56% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.56% fail on Seats
      • 0.56% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.28% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.28% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on System
    • 0.28% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Other body component
    • 0.28% fail on Undertray
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.4% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Other leaks
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.28% fail on Other components
        • 0.28% fail on Steering component
    • 0.28% fail on Steering column
  • 2.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.84% fail on Seat belts (76% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Requirements
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Airbags
      • 0.28% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.28% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment

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