Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
53.2% pass rate
from 834 tests in 2020
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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Stop lamp (63% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.72% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.36% fail on Horn
    • 0.84% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.36% fail on Switch
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.9% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 5.2% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage
      • 0.36% fail on Anti-roll bar (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.48% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.36% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.24% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.24% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (96% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension unit
  • 18% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (58% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (60% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.4% fail on Service brake performance (56% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Rbt (60% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (76% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.60% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake imbalance (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (61% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake discs (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.60% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.36% fail on Cable
        • 0.12% fail on Linkage
        • 0.12% fail on Pivot
    • 2.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.60% fail on Pedal
      • 0.24% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.48% fail on Lever
    • 0.48% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.48% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.48% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.48% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Air and vacuum systems (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Leaks (14 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Servos
  • 9.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.36% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.72% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.36% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.12% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.12% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.12% fail on Undertray
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers (49% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.60% fail on View to rear
      • 0.60% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Window
  • 8.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.5% fail on Transmission
      • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.4% fail on Joints
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Joints
    • 0.96% fail on Seats (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.36% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.60% fail on Doors
      • 0.48% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.48% fail on Door condition
      • 0.12% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.48% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on System (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.48% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.12% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.12% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.12% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
    • 0.12% fail on Undertray
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres (56% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth (67% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.48% fail on Size/type
  • 5.5% fail on Steering
    • 4.1% fail on Steering linkage components (82% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Locking devices
    • 2.0% fail on Steering gear (91% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Steering rack (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Rams
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
  • 5.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (66% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Prescribed areas (75% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
  • 0.96% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.84% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plates

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