Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
49.6% pass rate
from 4,298 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (20% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (49% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Headlamps (86% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Headlamp (86% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.023% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.070% fail on Matched pair (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Switch
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.74% fail on Rear lamps (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.0% fail on Direction indicators (73% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Flashing type (73% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual lamps (53% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on All direction indicators (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Switch
        • 0.047% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (33% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Fog lamp (40% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.12% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Battery
    • 0.33% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.19% fail on Lamp
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
      • 0.023% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.28% fail on Horn (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.070% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 7.1% fail on Suspension arms (52% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
      • 0.070% fail on Condition
    • 6.7% fail on Coil springs (79% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Condition (81% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Location
    • 5.0% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.9% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.8% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.047% fail on Couplings
      • 0.14% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (57% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage condition (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (32% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Front
      • 0.44% fail on Rear (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Condition (41% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment
    • 0.37% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.047% fail on Condition
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas (93% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Component mounting (92% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.093% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.070% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.070% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.047% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
    • 0.023% fail on General condition
    • 0.023% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
    • 0.023% fail on Axles
      • 0.023% fail on Axle beam
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 7.3% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (30% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front wheels (48% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.093% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.023% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 4.1% fail on Hub components (28% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs (90% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake calipers
    • 3.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Components (47% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Pipes (44% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Hoses (37% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.023% fail on Servos
      • 0.37% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.5% fail on ABS (77% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Electronic stability system (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake (45% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Condition (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal
        • 0.37% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.37% fail on Air and vacuum systems (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Components (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Servos (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Pipes
      • 0.070% fail on Operation (11 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.023% fail on Leaks
    • 0.37% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.16% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.093% fail on Cable
      • 0.070% fail on Lever
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (29% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Emissions (61% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.54% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on System
      • 0.19% fail on Cap
      • 0.070% fail on Tank
      • 0.023% fail on Pipe
  • 9.4% fail on Tyres
    • 6.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
    • 0.070% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (20% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (17% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (30% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.047% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.7% fail on Steering (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Steering system (30% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end (41% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.12% fail on Free play
        • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.070% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.047% fail on Other components
        • 0.047% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.40% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.093% fail on Operation
      • 0.093% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.047% fail on Pump
      • 0.023% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.093% fail on Steering control
      • 0.070% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.023% fail on Steering column
    • 0.070% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.023% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (38% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (32% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (37% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.70% fail on Seat belts (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Requirements
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (59% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Body condition (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Drivers
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
      • 0.047% fail on Passengers
    • 0.093% fail on Vehicle structure (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Chassis (88% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.047% fail on Body security
    • 0.023% fail on Load security
      • 0.023% fail on Tailgate
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.65% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.60% fail on Attachment (89% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Condition

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