Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
48.0% pass rate
from 1,372 tests in 2017
(11% worse than other 1998 cars)
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.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Stop lamp (81% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamp aim (33% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.6% fail on Front lamps (37% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Individual lamps (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.073% fail on Switch
    • 5.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.073% fail on Switch
      • 0.073% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.95% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.80% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.87% fail on Battery
    • 0.44% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.36% fail on Switch
      • 0.073% fail on Lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Horn
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.073% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.073% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 9.5% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 5.0% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Location
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.87% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
      • 0.15% fail on Presence (17 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Front suspension joints (80% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts (43% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front drive shafts (43% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (43% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.073% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.4% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.95% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Wheel bearings (66% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Front
      • 0.15% fail on Rear (85% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Component mounting (92% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Subframe mounting (88% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.073% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 0.073% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 20% fail on Brakes (21% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.44% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.7% fail on ABS (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Hub components (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (86% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Brake calipers (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake back plates (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (29% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Components (36% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes (48% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.073% fail on Servos
      • 0.51% fail on Leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Operation
      • 0.073% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.73% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.73% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.44% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.22% fail on Cable
      • 0.15% fail on Lever (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.073% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.073% fail on Components
        • 0.073% fail on Servos
      • 0.073% fail on Leaks
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.2% fail on Emissions
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system (77% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on System
      • 0.073% fail on Cap
  • 9.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.0% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.87% fail on Mirrors (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Size/type
  • 6.6% fail on Steering (49% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Steering system (68% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end (89% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack (68% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Free play
        • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.073% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.44% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.073% fail on Operation
    • 0.073% fail on Steering control
      • 0.073% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.073% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (73% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Prescribed areas (83% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
      • 0.073% fail on Requirements
  • 3.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (33% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Drivers (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.073% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.95% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers
    • 0.58% fail on Body condition (75% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Body security
    • 0.073% fail on Engine mountings
  • 2.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.0% fail on Road Wheels (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Condition

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