Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
72.4% pass rate
from 25,099 tests in 2017
(16% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (22% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (35% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (10% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.048% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0040% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.016% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0040% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (15% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (15% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Position lamps (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Front lamps (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Rear lamps (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.46% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.0080% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0040% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Horn
    • 0.080% fail on Battery (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.024% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.020% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0080% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0080% fail on Hazard warning (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Tell tale
  • 8.1% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Coil springs (20% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (20% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Location
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (27% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage condition (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Condition
    • 0.96% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.94% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.94% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.0040% fail on Couplings
      • 0.016% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.016% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.35% fail on Front (41% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear
    • 0.46% fail on Shock absorbers (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Suspension arms (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.096% fail on Front suspension joints (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Macpherson strut (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Sub-frames (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.012% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.012% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.0080% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0040% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0040% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0040% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.0040% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres (9.3% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (19% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.084% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.044% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (61% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Brakes (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components (10% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake discs (22% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0040% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.7% fail on Brake performance (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Rear wheels (33% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front wheels (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance (45% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Service brake performance (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0040% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.16% fail on ABS (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Components (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Hoses (69% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Pipes (97% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.048% fail on Leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Operation
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability system (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.044% fail on Parking brake (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Fitment
    • 0.012% fail on Service brake control components (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pedal (87% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0080% fail on Condition
        • 0.0040% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.012% fail on Mechanical components (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Cable (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.0080% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0040% fail on Components
        • 0.0040% fail on Servos
      • 0.0040% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0040% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Wipers (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen (29% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.016% fail on Indirect vision devices (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0080% fail on Bonnet (92% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Exhaust system (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Fuel system (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Cap (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on System
      • 0.0040% fail on Tank
      • 0.0040% fail on Pipe
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.91% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (73% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.34% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.064% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0040% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0040% fail on Anchorage's
  • 0.54% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.31% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers other (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers
    • 0.088% fail on Body condition
    • 0.0080% fail on Load security
      • 0.0040% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0040% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.0040% fail on Body security
    • 0.0040% fail on Seats
      • 0.0040% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0040% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.044% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.15% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering system (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Free play
        • 0.0080% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0080% fail on Ball joint (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0040% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.020% fail on Power steering (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0080% fail on Steering operation

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