Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
50.9% pass rate
from 625 tests in 2017
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (32% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Stop lamp (84% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.8% fail on Front lamps (59% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.16% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type (63% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.48% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.32% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Battery
    • 1.3% fail on Horn
    • 0.48% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.32% fail on Lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 21% fail on Brakes (33% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 12% fail on ABS (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.96% fail on Front wheels (70% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.2% fail on Components (42% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Pipes
        • 0.96% fail on Hoses
        • 0.32% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.16% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.80% fail on Leaks
      • 0.48% fail on Operation
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.64% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.16% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.16% fail on Cable
    • 0.16% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.16% fail on Components
        • 0.16% fail on Pipes
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 6.6% fail on Suspension arms (95% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 4.0% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Location
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.96% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.64% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (68% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Attachment
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (62% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front drive shafts (61% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (61% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.80% fail on Front
      • 0.32% fail on Rear
    • 0.96% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.96% fail on Condition
    • 0.96% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.80% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.80% fail on Condition
    • 0.48% fail on Prescribed areas (93% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Component mounting (91% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on General condition (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.7% fail on Emissions
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.64% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on Cap
      • 0.16% fail on Tank
      • 0.16% fail on System
  • 9.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.80% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Steering
    • 5.6% fail on Steering system
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.16% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (46% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (65% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (64% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
  • 2.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (52% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Passengers (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Body condition (82% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Doors
      • 0.48% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.16% fail on Load security
      • 0.16% fail on Bootlid
  • 2.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.96% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)

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