Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
53.9% pass rate
from 2,058 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.8% fail on Stop lamp (38% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators (94% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type (94% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.39% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.097% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (54% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.78% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.39% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.29% fail on Horn
      • 0.097% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.24% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.049% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.097% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.097% fail on Switch
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.3% fail on Suspension arms (59% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Pins and bushes (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Springs (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Coil spring (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Mounting
    • 3.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (29% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.83% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.58% fail on Linkage ball joints (53% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.58% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.097% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.49% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.44% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.19% fail on Axles
      • 0.15% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.049% fail on Axle
    • 0.19% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (96% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 5.9% fail on Brake performance (26% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.097% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.049% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.049% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (36% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (44% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.049% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (59% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake imbalance (62% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.049% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.049% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.83% fail on Parking brake performance (45% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (47% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.049% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.049% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (40% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (97% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.049% fail on Cable
        • 0.049% fail on Lever
        • 0.049% fail on Relay lever
    • 3.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (30% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (86% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.34% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Servos (11 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.19% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.097% fail on Leaks
      • 0.097% fail on Servos
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.097% fail on Parking brake control (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Lever (81% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.049% fail on Other components
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (20% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (22% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition (19% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.19% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.097% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.097% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.73% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.097% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.097% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.097% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.63% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.63% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.049% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.097% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.097% fail on Undertray (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 8.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (21% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Transmission
      • 3.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.4% fail on Joints
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.19% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.19% fail on Joints
      • 0.049% fail on Belts
    • 0.49% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.19% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.049% fail on Tank
      • 0.049% fail on Hose
      • 0.049% fail on System
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.097% fail on Door condition
        • 0.049% fail on Catch
      • 0.097% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.097% fail on Door condition
      • 0.049% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.049% fail on Door condition
    • 0.24% fail on Undertray (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Chassis (87% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Chassis condition (87% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Integral vehicle structure (92% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (92% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Body
      • 0.097% fail on Other body component
    • 0.049% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.049% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.049% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.049% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.049% fail on Load security
      • 0.049% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.049% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.049% fail on Floor
    • 0.049% fail on Seats
      • 0.049% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.049% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.049% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 7.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.44% fail on View to rear
      • 0.44% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.39% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.097% fail on Driver's view
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 5.5% fail on Steering (31% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.097% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.049% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.87% fail on Power steering (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
      • 0.15% fail on Pump
      • 0.097% fail on Operation
    • 0.34% fail on Steering play
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 3.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.97% fail on Seat belts (66% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas (87% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Airbags (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.049% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.53% fail on Attachment
  • 0.049% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.049% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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