Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
50.3% pass rate
from 5,402 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (32% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamps (56% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Headlamp (55% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.019% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.019% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 7.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.5% fail on Front lamps (17% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Rear lamps (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.3% fail on Stop lamp (15% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators (54% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type (54% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual lamps (28% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Switch
        • 0.019% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.093% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.093% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Battery
    • 0.41% fail on Horn
    • 0.35% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.20% fail on Switch
      • 0.19% fail on Lamp
      • 0.019% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.056% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.019% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 7.8% fail on Coil springs (89% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Condition (91% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Location
    • 7.6% fail on Drive shafts (76% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Front drive shafts (76% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (76% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Couplings
        • 0.019% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.15% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.019% fail on Universal joint
    • 6.1% fail on Suspension arms (27% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (28% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage condition (60% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.89% fail on Macpherson strut (47% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Condition (47% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Shock absorbers (41% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Condition (41% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Front (40% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rear (77% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Component mounting (93% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Subframe mounting (88% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Bonded suspension (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Axles
      • 0.037% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.037% fail on King pins (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.056% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.056% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.056% fail on Tie bars/rods (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.019% fail on General condition
    • 0.019% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 14% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Brake performance (27% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (27% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.056% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.019% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (54% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.056% fail on Brake back plates
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (43% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Components (45% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Pipes (40% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Hoses (46% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Servos
        • 0.019% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.28% fail on Operation (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Leaks (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on ABS (76% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Electronic stability system (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Parking brake (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.24% fail on Pedal
        • 0.22% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.20% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Components (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Pipes
        • 0.019% fail on Pump/compressors
    • 0.11% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.074% fail on Cable
      • 0.019% fail on Lever
      • 0.019% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.019% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.019% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 9.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.0% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.59% fail on Cap (96% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on System
      • 0.074% fail on Pipe
      • 0.056% fail on Tank
  • 9.5% fail on Tyres
    • 6.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
    • 0.074% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (12% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.83% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.074% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.3% fail on Steering (47% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Steering system (56% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Track rod end (95% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.093% fail on Free play
        • 0.093% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.019% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.019% fail on Other components
        • 0.019% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.093% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.074% fail on Pump
      • 0.074% fail on Rams
      • 0.019% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.019% fail on Drive system
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.093% fail on Steering control
      • 0.074% fail on Steering column
      • 0.019% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.019% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (22% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (43% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.83% fail on Seat belts (67% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
      • 0.074% fail on Attachment
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (55% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Doors
      • 0.46% fail on Drivers (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.019% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.43% fail on Body condition (64% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
      • 0.037% fail on Passengers
    • 0.074% fail on Vehicle structure (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Chassis (87% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Body security
    • 0.037% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.037% fail on Load security
      • 0.037% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.63% fail on Attachment (88% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Condition

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