Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
49.5% pass rate
from 4,028 tests in 2020
(4.8% worse than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Headlamps (68% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Headlamp (67% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Headlamp levelling device (83% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Matched pair
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp (18% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.62% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators (79% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type (79% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (50% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.050% fail on Switch (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (23% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.050% fail on Switch
      • 0.025% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.025% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.84% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.45% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.35% fail on Horn
      • 0.074% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
    • 0.050% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.050% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.050% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.1% fail on Suspension arms (32% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.1% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Coil spring (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.025% fail on Torsion bar
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (46% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Pins and bushes (98% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage ball joints (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.99% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.82% fail on Wheel bearings (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Macpherson strut (70% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.074% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.50% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.050% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.42% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.050% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (82% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Axles (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (94% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 7.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.050% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.025% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.050% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.92% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (56% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt (sp) (57% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.70% fail on Service brake imbalance (52% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance (72% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.025% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.5% fail on Brake discs and drums (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Brake discs (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.22% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.12% fail on Lever
        • 0.099% fail on Cable
    • 3.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (74% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Electronic stability control (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (39% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.32% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.25% fail on Lever
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.050% fail on Servos
    • 0.099% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.050% fail on Leaks
      • 0.050% fail on Servos
    • 0.025% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.025% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.025% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (14% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Transmission (85% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Drive shafts (87% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Joints (88% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.32% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.27% fail on Joints
        • 0.025% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.025% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.60% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.27% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
      • 0.074% fail on System
    • 0.37% fail on Doors
      • 0.30% fail on Driver's door (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Catch
      • 0.074% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.074% fail on Door condition
    • 0.35% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.27% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Panel
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
    • 0.22% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Integral vehicle structure (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.025% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.12% fail on Undertray
    • 0.050% fail on Chassis (92% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Chassis condition (92% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.025% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.025% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.025% fail on Load security
      • 0.025% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.025% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.025% fail on Floor
    • 0.025% fail on Cabs
      • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Spark ignition (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (59% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.79% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.30% fail on Emission control equipment (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Catalytic converter (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.025% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.050% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition (76% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.025% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.025% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
    • 0.62% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.50% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.099% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.025% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.12% fail on Noise suppression (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 8.4% fail on Steering (81% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Steering linkage components (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.074% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.025% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
        • 0.025% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.025% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.74% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.74% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.52% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Other components
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.074% fail on Pump
    • 0.15% fail on Steering play
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.025% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres (15% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth (35% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 7.8% fail on Visibility
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.35% fail on View to rear
      • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.32% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.025% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (55% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Seat belts (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Requirements
    • 0.025% fail on Airbags
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
    • 0.050% fail on Condition
  • 0.025% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.025% fail on Anchorages

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