Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
50.5% pass rate
from 2,095 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.4% fail on Stop lamp (32% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Rear lamps (61% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators (60% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type (60% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps (86% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.048% fail on Switch
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (32% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps (28% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.048% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.048% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.91% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.24% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.048% fail on Switch
    • 0.95% fail on Battery
    • 0.24% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Horn
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.095% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.048% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 8.7% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 5.5% fail on Coil springs (96% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Condition (99% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Location
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (42% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage condition (69% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Drive shafts (42% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front drive shafts (43% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (43% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.095% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (43% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Front
      • 0.24% fail on Rear (79% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.29% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
      • 0.095% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment
    • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Component mounting (96% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.095% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.048% fail on Condition
    • 0.048% fail on General condition
    • 0.048% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.048% fail on Condition
    • 0.048% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 8.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels (49% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (40% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Components (41% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes (53% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Hoses
        • 0.095% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.048% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.048% fail on Servos
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.048% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components (39% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (87% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake calipers (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on ABS (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
      • 0.048% fail on Fitment
    • 0.53% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.24% fail on Pedal
        • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.19% fail on Cable
      • 0.095% fail on Lever (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.048% fail on Components
        • 0.048% fail on Servos
      • 0.048% fail on Leaks
    • 0.048% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 9.1% fail on Emissions (35% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.57% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.38% fail on System
      • 0.19% fail on Cap
      • 0.048% fail on Pipe
  • 9.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen (95% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.048% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.048% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth (26% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.9% fail on Steering (52% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Steering system (67% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Track rod end (86% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.62% fail on Steering arm (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Free play
        • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.14% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.43% fail on Power steering
      • 0.24% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.048% fail on Pump
    • 0.048% fail on Locking devices
  • 4.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (97% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.048% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (72% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
      • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Requirements
      • 0.095% fail on Attachment
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (62% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Doors
      • 0.33% fail on Drivers
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.57% fail on Body condition (72% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
      • 0.048% fail on Passengers
    • 0.095% fail on Vehicle structure (92% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Chassis (92% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.048% fail on Load security
      • 0.048% fail on Loading door
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Condition

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