Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
55.7% pass rate
from 1,393 tests in 2020
(0.23% better than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (14% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim (62% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (53% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp (16% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps (7.1% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp (9.2% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp levelling device (21% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators (82% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type (82% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (98% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Side repeaters (16% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (39% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Electrical equipment (25% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Battery(ies) (1.6% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Horn (70% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (64% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Switch (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Position lamps (0.87% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Position lamp (6.9% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.072% fail on Switch
  • 15% fail on Suspension (3.4% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Suspension arms (60% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint (25% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Suspension arm (45% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Springs (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Coil spring (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (52% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage ball joints (48% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (43% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes (53% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint (38% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage (66% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.072% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers (22% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Wheel bearings (37% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Macpherson strut (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Other suspension component (13% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component (200% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (44% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.43% fail on Axles (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (98% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Axle (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (93% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.072% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 12% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance (25% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (2.7% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (5.6% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (4.4% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance (8.1% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (39% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (40% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3.6% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (20% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (17% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance (31% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake performance not tested (66% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (4.3% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (14% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (13% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums (51% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (54% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (38% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Cable (0.87% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (76% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (59% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Electronic stability control (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (38% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (21% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Pedal (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic systems (63% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid (4.8% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Servos
      • 0.072% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.072% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.29% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Servos
    • 0.29% fail on Flexible brake hoses (14% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (34% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (23% worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (23% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions (27% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 9.8% fail on Spark ignition (28% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 7.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (35% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Emissions not tested (64% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (7.8% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emission control equipment (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Catalytic converter (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Non catalyst emissions (41% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Compression ignition (31% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (48% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Catalytic converter (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (4.0% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.072% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.072% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.57% fail on Fluid leaks (1.8% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Engine oil leaks (32% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.072% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 7.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (26% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Transmission (9.1% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Drive shafts (12% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Joints (13% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts (32% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Joints (19% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system (24% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Body (21% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Other body component (83% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Panel (8.2% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Bumpers (48% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Tank
      • 0.072% fail on Hose
      • 0.072% fail on Pipe
    • 0.22% fail on Doors (55% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's door (9.9% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition (22% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.072% fail on Door condition
    • 0.22% fail on Undertray (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Integral vehicle structure (90% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (89% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Chassis (87% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Chassis condition (86% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Floor (70% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seats (51% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.072% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 6.8% fail on Visibility (12% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (14% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (20% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on View to rear (18% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors (3.5% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.29% fail on Condition of glass (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Windscreen (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view (78% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (0.51% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (8.1% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (13% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type (22% worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Steering (26% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Steering linkage components (37% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end (33% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Drag link end (29% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Other components
        • 0.072% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear (16% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack (21% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering (45% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.072% fail on Pump
      • 0.072% fail on Other components
    • 0.22% fail on Steering play (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Steering rack (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Electronic power steering (10 times worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 3.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (6.1% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (73% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (51% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Condition (46% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Requirements
    • 0.072% fail on Airbags
      • 0.072% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle (57% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates (57% worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels (13% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment (15% worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 0.072% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.072% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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