Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
60.1% pass rate
from 24,792 tests in 2020
(5.9% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp (16% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (36% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0040% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (47% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (35% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters (83% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on All direction indicators (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.44% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (28% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp (28% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (28% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical equipment (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Horn (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.065% fail on Battery(ies) (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.020% fail on Rear reflectors (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0040% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0040% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0040% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0040% fail on Switch
    • 0.0040% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0040% fail on Reversing lamp switch
  • 14% fail on Suspension (9.3% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Springs (30% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Coil springs (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Coil spring (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Mounting (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage ball joints (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Linkage (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes (92% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0040% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Suspension arm (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.71% fail on Wheel bearings (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0040% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.069% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0081% fail on Sub-frames (98% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Pins and bushes (91% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0081% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0040% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.0040% fail on Other components
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance (13% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (33% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0081% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.036% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0081% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.020% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (43% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (43% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (51% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0040% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.64% fail on Parking brake performance (45% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt (43% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance (45% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.077% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0040% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0040% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0040% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0040% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.42% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (30% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt (sp) (30% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0081% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0081% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0040% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0040% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.081% fail on Brake performance not tested (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (15% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (15% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.90% fail on Brake discs and drums (31% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Brake discs (31% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0040% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.077% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (52% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Cable (60% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Lever
        • 0.0040% fail on Linkage
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (94% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.0081% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0040% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0081% fail on Servos
      • 0.0081% fail on Valves
      • 0.0040% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Lever (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Flexible brake hoses (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Hand lever (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pedal (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0081% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0081% fail on Servos
      • 0.0040% fail on Operation
      • 0.0040% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 7.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Transmission (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Joints (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Drive shaft (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Flexible couplings (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Prop shafts (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Joints (94% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Exhaust system (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system (98% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on System (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Pipe
      • 0.016% fail on Hose
      • 0.012% fail on Tank (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0040% fail on Catch
      • 0.085% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.073% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0081% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0040% fail on Catch
      • 0.073% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.073% fail on Door condition
    • 0.13% fail on Undertray (95% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Body
      • 0.077% fail on Other body component
      • 0.036% fail on Panel
      • 0.0040% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Seats (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Driver's seat (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Passenger's seat (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Integral vehicle structure (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.028% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0040% fail on Bracket
    • 0.016% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.016% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.012% fail on Chassis (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Chassis condition (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0081% fail on Passenger compartment
    • 0.0040% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0040% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0040% fail on Floor
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (8.9% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type (34% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 5.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (7.5% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (11% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Compression ignition (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.16% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.024% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.024% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0081% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.0040% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.052% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.028% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0081% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 2.3% fail on Spark ignition (35% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (23% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Catalyst emissions (52% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (43% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.036% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0081% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0040% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.032% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.26% fail on Fluid leaks (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0040% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.032% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.028% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0040% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility (11% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (22% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.020% fail on Window (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.94% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
      • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0040% fail on Attachment
    • 0.028% fail on Airbags
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0040% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.75% fail on Road Wheels (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Attachment (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.58% fail on Steering (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0081% fail on Drag link end (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.23% fail on Electronic power steering (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Steering gear (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Steering rack (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0081% fail on Operation
    • 0.028% fail on Power steering (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
    • 0.016% fail on Steering play (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Steering rack (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0040% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0040% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0040% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0081% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.0081% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0040% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0040% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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