Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
54.7% pass rate
from 1,225 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.1% fail on Stop lamp (50% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.082% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (74% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (35% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.65% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.24% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.24% fail on Horn
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (50% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (66% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Switch
    • 0.33% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.33% fail on Switch
    • 0.16% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.082% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 8.1% fail on Suspension arms (61% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.6% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Coil spring (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (49% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage ball joints (80% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.082% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.82% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.65% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.082% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.41% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.41% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Axles
      • 0.082% fail on Axle
      • 0.082% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.082% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.33% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.082% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.082% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (57% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (86% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt
          • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.24% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.082% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (47% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (82% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.41% fail on Cable
        • 0.082% fail on Pivot
    • 3.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (47% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.33% fail on Pedal
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.33% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.16% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.082% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.082% fail on Leaks
    • 0.082% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.082% fail on Lever
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 8.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (32% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.65% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.24% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.16% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.082% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.082% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.98% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.49% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.16% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.082% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.082% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.082% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.082% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.082% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.082% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.73% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.65% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.082% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 8.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (24% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Transmission
      • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.3% fail on Joints
        • 0.082% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.082% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.082% fail on Joints
    • 0.73% fail on Doors
      • 0.49% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Door condition
        • 0.082% fail on Catch
        • 0.082% fail on Hinge
      • 0.24% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
    • 0.41% fail on Integral vehicle structure (73% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (78% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.082% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.41% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.16% fail on Tank
      • 0.16% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.082% fail on Pipe
    • 0.41% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.24% fail on Chassis (82% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Chassis condition (81% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Floor
    • 0.082% fail on Load security
      • 0.082% fail on Loading door
    • 0.082% fail on Seats
      • 0.082% fail on Driver's seat
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.49% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.49% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.41% fail on View to rear
      • 0.41% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth (39% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 6.6% fail on Steering (64% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Steering linkage components (74% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end (69% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.082% fail on Steering box
    • 0.82% fail on Power steering
      • 0.49% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pump (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.24% fail on Steering play
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (72% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Seat belts (74% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
      • 0.33% fail on Prescribed areas (87% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Airbags
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment

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