Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
51.4% pass rate
from 2,925 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Headlamps (91% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Headlamp (93% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Headlamp levelling device (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (90% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators (75% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type (75% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (49% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.10% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (31% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.24% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Electrical equipment (48% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.10% fail on Horn (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
    • 0.14% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.068% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.034% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.034% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 8.5% fail on Suspension arms (44% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Springs (81% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Coil springs (87% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Coil spring (88% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (46% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.58% fail on Linkage ball joints (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.99% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.75% fail on Macpherson strut (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.068% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.68% fail on Shock absorbers (51% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.38% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.068% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (80% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.034% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.44% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (89% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Axles
      • 0.21% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.034% fail on Axle
    • 0.068% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.034% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance (28% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (27% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (32% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.068% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.034% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (38% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt (44% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.85% fail on Parking brake performance (43% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.068% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.034% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.034% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.034% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.92% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (61% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance (60% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Electronic stability control (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Electronic braking system (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (46% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs (49% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.068% fail on Cable
        • 0.068% fail on Lever
        • 0.034% fail on Linkage
        • 0.034% fail on Relay lever
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (36% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.44% fail on Pedal
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.38% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake control (67% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Lever (67% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.034% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.10% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.068% fail on Servos
      • 0.034% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.034% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.034% fail on Other components
  • 13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (51% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (59% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 11% fail on Spark ignition (59% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (76% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (67% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.34% fail on Emission control equipment (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Catalytic converter (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.034% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.14% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (52% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.068% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.034% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.068% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.034% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.38% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Engine oil leaks (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.068% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.068% fail on Undertray
  • 8.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (17% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Transmission
      • 4.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.2% fail on Joints
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.10% fail on Flexible couplings (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.31% fail on Joints
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.38% fail on Doors
      • 0.24% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
      • 0.14% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.034% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.17% fail on Undertray
    • 0.10% fail on Chassis (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Chassis condition (88% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Fuel system (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Hose
      • 0.034% fail on Pipe
      • 0.034% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.068% fail on Integral vehicle structure (93% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (93% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.034% fail on Body
      • 0.034% fail on Other body component
    • 0.034% fail on Load security
      • 0.034% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.034% fail on Other tailgate component
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.41% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.068% fail on Window (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.034% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.27% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth (28% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 5.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.7% fail on Steering linkage components (29% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Track rod end (31% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.068% fail on Other components
        • 0.068% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.034% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.034% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.96% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.96% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.24% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
      • 0.034% fail on Operation
      • 0.034% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.034% fail on Pump
      • 0.034% fail on Rams
    • 0.17% fail on Steering play
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.068% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.068% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.034% fail on Motorcycle derived steering systems
      • 0.034% fail on Head bearings
  • 3.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (60% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (58% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
      • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
      • 0.034% fail on Requirements
    • 0.068% fail on Airbags
      • 0.068% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.89% fail on Road Wheels (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 0.068% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.068% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.034% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.034% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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