Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
53.2% pass rate
from 13,582 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps (79% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters (69% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Switch
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front lamps (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.059% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0074% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.022% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
      • 0.0074% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (20% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.037% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.49% fail on Battery (39% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.096% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.022% fail on Hazard warning (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Switch (83% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0074% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 24% fail on Suspension (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Front drive shafts (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 9.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Couplings
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.066% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.066% fail on Drive shafts
    • 7.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Linkage condition (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Presence
    • 7.0% fail on Coil springs (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Condition (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Location
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms (23% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (23% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.92% fail on Front (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Rear (37% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Front suspension joints (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Component mounting (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Spring mounting (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Subframe mounting (95% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Trailing arms (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.044% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.037% fail on Condition
      • 0.0074% fail on Attachment
    • 0.037% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0074% fail on Condition
    • 0.037% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.022% fail on Sub-frames (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 12% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance (20% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Rear wheels (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.029% fail on Brake performance not tested (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Hub components (22% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.10% fail on Brake back plates (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.8% fail on ABS (88% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Components (78% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Hoses (27% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Pipes (95% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.022% fail on Servos
      • 0.19% fail on Leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.088% fail on Operation
    • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Restricted movement (79% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Fitment
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
        • 0.10% fail on Condition
        • 0.0074% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.10% fail on Air and vacuum systems (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Components
        • 0.022% fail on Servos
        • 0.0074% fail on Hoses
      • 0.022% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Warning
      • 0.0074% fail on Operation
    • 0.022% fail on Mechanical components (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0074% fail on Cable
      • 0.0074% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.015% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0074% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0074% fail on Warning
  • 10% fail on Tyres (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth (12% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
    • 0.015% fail on Valve stem (85% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 6.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (26% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (31% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors (54% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 4.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.29% fail on System
      • 0.11% fail on Cap (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pipe
    • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested (34% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (14% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.037% fail on Passengers airbag (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Seat belts (33% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Condition (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
      • 0.029% fail on Installation check (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Belt(s)/padding (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Requirements
  • 0.93% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.92% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.0074% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.92% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Steering system (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.015% fail on Free play (90% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Steering rack (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Other components
        • 0.0074% fail on Steering component
    • 0.35% fail on Power steering
      • 0.31% fail on Electronic power steering (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Operation
      • 0.0074% fail on Other components
    • 0.052% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.044% fail on Steering control
      • 0.029% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0074% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0074% fail on Steering column
  • 0.88% fail on Road Wheels (92% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.0074% fail on Halfshafts
  • 0.71% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (59% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Body condition (62% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Doors (48% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers
      • 0.081% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0074% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.059% fail on Seats (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Passengers (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Drivers (74% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.052% fail on Vehicle structure (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Chassis (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Load security
      • 0.029% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.015% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.022% fail on Body security
  • 0.0074% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0074% fail on Towbar
Read the Honest John Review

  • Audi A3 Sportback (2004 - 2012)
    Quality feel from behind the wheel. More practical and spacious than standard A3. Impressive choice of engines including excellent TFSI turbocharged petrols.
  • Audi A3 (2003 - 2008)
    Classy hatchback with a premium interior. Wide choice of engines including efficient TDI models. quattro models corner sharply. S3 can be a blast to drive.

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