Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
51.1% pass rate
from 7,552 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (12% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (37% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps (18% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Front lamps (19% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps (23% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps (17% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp (17% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.013% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.079% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.013% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.013% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.6% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.093% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.62% fail on Battery
    • 0.26% fail on Horn (59% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
      • 0.040% fail on Lamp
    • 0.040% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 23% fail on Suspension (9.6% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Coil springs (70% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Condition (70% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Location
    • 6.8% fail on Drive shafts (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Front drive shafts (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Couplings
        • 0.013% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.066% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.053% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.013% fail on Universal joint
    • 5.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage condition (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Presence
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.053% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.6% fail on Front (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Rear (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.54% fail on Prescribed areas (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Component mounting (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.026% fail on Subframe mounting (94% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.093% fail on Tie bars/rods (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.053% fail on Sub-frames (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.040% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.040% fail on Condition
    • 0.040% fail on Axles
      • 0.026% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.013% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.040% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.013% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.013% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 13% fail on Brakes (17% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance (26% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components (19% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.23% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.013% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Components (60% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pipes (72% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Hoses
        • 0.066% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.33% fail on Leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Electronic stability system (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS
    • 0.52% fail on Parking brake (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.11% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.053% fail on Cable (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Lever
      • 0.013% fail on Pivot
    • 0.093% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.079% fail on Components
        • 0.066% fail on Servos
        • 0.013% fail on Pipes
      • 0.013% fail on Leaks
    • 0.053% fail on Service brake control components (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Pedal (79% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Condition
        • 0.013% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.026% fail on Full power hydraulic systems (14 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Warning
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
    • 0.013% fail on Locking devices
  • 11% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Tread depth (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (20% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
    • 0.053% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.026% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 7.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers (22% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Washers (19% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (10% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.8% fail on Emissions
    • 0.75% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.50% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.29% fail on System
      • 0.15% fail on Cap
      • 0.040% fail on Pipe
      • 0.026% fail on Tank
  • 4.0% fail on Steering (21% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Steering system (20% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.58% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Free play
        • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.093% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic power steering (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.066% fail on Other components
      • 0.053% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.066% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.026% fail on Steering control
      • 0.013% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.013% fail on Steering column
  • 3.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (79% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.040% fail on Passengers airbag (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Requirements
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment
      • 0.026% fail on Installation check (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Anchorage's
        • 0.013% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.040% fail on Passengers other (88% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Body condition (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle structure (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Seats (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Drivers
      • 0.040% fail on Passengers
    • 0.093% fail on Load security
      • 0.053% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.026% fail on Access panel
      • 0.013% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.040% fail on Body security
    • 0.013% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.93% fail on Road Wheels (95% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
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