Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
59.7% pass rate
from 21,922 tests in 2020
(3.7% 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.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (1.4% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage ball joints (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint (37% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Linkage (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Anti-roll bar (16% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (15% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Springs (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Coil springs (39% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Coil spring (39% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Mounting (6.9% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Ball joint dust cover (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Suspension arm (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Wheel bearings (14% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Other suspension component (27% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Other suspension component (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4.1% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Macpherson strut (50% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Macpherson strut (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.041% fail on Suspension rods (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover (10% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0046% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.036% fail on Sub-frames (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Sub-frame (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0046% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0046% fail on Suspension unit
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp (8.2% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (8.8% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (6.3% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (7.1% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device (1.5% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type (38% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (25% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (74% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on All direction indicators (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp (37% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Switch
    • 0.25% fail on Electrical equipment (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Battery(ies) (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Electrical wiring (3.6% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Position lamps (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Position lamp (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on All position lamps (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Switch
    • 0.027% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (12% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.014% fail on Reversing lamps (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Reversing lamps (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0091% fail on Rear reflectors (85% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 9.5% fail on Brakes (12% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance (10% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance (20% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (21% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance (20% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Plate brake tester (53% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (37% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0046% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (29% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (27% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (67% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0091% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (6.2% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (15% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (15% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.90% fail on Parking brake performance (14% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (25% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.036% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester (34% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.0091% fail on Parking brake performance (37% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0091% fail on Decelerometer (43% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.0046% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0046% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.46% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (29% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt (sp) (29% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake imbalance (25% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance (41% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0091% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.0091% fail on Service brake imbalance (44% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested (6.3% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (6.1% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (24% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (22% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs (22% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0091% fail on Brake drums (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (36% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Cable (37% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Lever (1.9% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Linkage
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Electronic braking system (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (16% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (4.8% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems (5.6% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid (13% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Valves (17% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Lever (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Electronic parking brake (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Pedal (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Hand lever (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Flexible brake hoses (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Air and vacuum systems (20% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Leaks (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Servos (7.0% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0046% fail on Valves
  • 8.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Transmission (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Drive shafts (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Joints (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Drive shaft (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Flexible couplings (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Prop shafts (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Joints (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Fuel system (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pipe (7.7% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on System (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Tank
      • 0.0046% fail on Hose
    • 0.31% fail on Doors (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other passenger's door (14% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition (12% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Front passenger's door (22% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Door condition (20% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Driver's door (41% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Door condition (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers (8.8% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Undertray (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Body (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Other body component (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Panel (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Body condition (33% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Integral vehicle structure (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Engine mounting (1.9% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Engine mounting condition (3.4% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Bracket (22% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Chassis (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Chassis condition (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.041% fail on Seats (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Driver's seat (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Passenger's seat (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Boot lid (35% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Boot lid condition (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.014% fail on Load security (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Tailgate (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.0046% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0046% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0046% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0046% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres (7.0% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (13% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (5.0% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type (42% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (5.6% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (8.3% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Compression ignition (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested (93% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (2.8% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Emission control equipment (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.032% fail on Catalytic converter (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.018% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Particulate filter (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.0046% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.023% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition (33% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (20% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Catalyst emissions (47% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested (38% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Non catalyst emissions (88% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Emission control equipment (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.036% fail on Catalytic converter (99% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.0091% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (22 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Fluid leaks (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Other leaks (20% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Transmission oil leaks (12% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Noise suppression (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Undertray (30% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility (18% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (18% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear (4.6% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors (2.5% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet (14% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen (24% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Window (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (0.19% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Seat belts (29% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Condition (0.67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Requirements (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Attachment (23% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Airbags (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Drivers airbag (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0091% fail on Passengers airbag (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.63% fail on Steering (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Electronic power steering (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering linkage components (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Drag link end (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0046% fail on Other components
        • 0.0046% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0046% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.068% fail on Steering gear (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Steering rack (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Operation
    • 0.032% fail on Power steering (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Operation (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Steering play (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Steering rack (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0046% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels (21% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Attachment (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.48% fail on Identification of the vehicle (9.7% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plates (9.3% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0091% fail on Anchorages (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0046% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0046% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0046% fail on Doors
      • 0.0046% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
Read the Honest John Review

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    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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