Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
67.7% pass rate
from 24,166 tests in 2017
(13% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (9.7% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.050% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0041% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.021% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0083% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Front lamps (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Rear lamps (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (35% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Individual lamps (33% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters (37% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on All direction indicators (42% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
        • 0.0041% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.42% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.0083% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0041% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Battery (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Horn (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.012% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.0083% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0083% fail on Rear reflectors (81% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 10% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Coil springs (11% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Condition (11% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Location
    • 3.9% fail on Drive shafts (98% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Front drive shafts (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Couplings (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.070% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0041% fail on Universal joint
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage condition (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Condition
      • 0.0041% fail on Attachment
    • 0.63% fail on Suspension arms (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings (29% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rear (36% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Front
    • 0.13% fail on Front suspension joints (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Macpherson strut (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Tie bars/rods (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.012% fail on Trailing arms (95% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Condition
      • 0.0041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0083% fail on Sub-frames (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0083% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.0041% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.0041% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0041% fail on Condition
    • 0.0041% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (8.6% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.079% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.041% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (59% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 5.8% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (14% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake discs (31% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0083% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0041% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (37% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels (24% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front wheels (41% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Parking brake performance (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.021% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.29% fail on ABS
    • 0.29% fail on Electronic stability system (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Components (91% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Hoses (65% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Pipes (97% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Leaks
      • 0.021% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
    • 0.17% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.091% fail on Parking brake (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.025% fail on Service brake control components (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pedal (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Condition
        • 0.0041% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.025% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.012% fail on Components
        • 0.012% fail on Servos
      • 0.0083% fail on Operation
      • 0.0041% fail on Warning
      • 0.0041% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0041% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0041% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0041% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.0041% fail on Cable
    • 0.0041% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0041% fail on Warning
  • 3.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Windscreen (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Exhaust system (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Emissions (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.083% fail on Cap
      • 0.012% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0041% fail on Hose
    • 0.087% fail on Emissions not tested (59% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.70% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0083% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.35% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.062% fail on Requirements (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0041% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0041% fail on Anchorage's
  • 0.67% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.37% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.070% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.037% fail on Drivers
    • 0.10% fail on Body condition (39% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Seats (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0083% fail on Drivers (87% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.012% fail on Body security
    • 0.0041% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0041% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0041% fail on Chassis
    • 0.0041% fail on Load security
      • 0.0041% fail on Access panel
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.029% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.26% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering system (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Steering rack (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Free play (73% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Steering rack (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Steering arm (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Ball joint (93% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Power steering (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Electronic power steering (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Operation (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.025% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0083% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0041% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0041% fail on Steering column
  • 0.0041% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0041% fail on Towbar

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