Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
67.7% pass rate
from 28,906 tests in 2020
(13% 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.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (11% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (43% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage ball joints (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0035% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0035% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.7% fail on Springs (12% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Coil springs (12% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Coil spring (12% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Pins and bushes (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.66% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.60% fail on Shock absorbers (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Other suspension component (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0069% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0069% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Macpherson strut (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0035% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.024% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0035% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.021% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Sub-frames (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Sub-frame (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0035% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0035% fail on Other components
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.028% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0035% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0035% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.98% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.70% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.055% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.0035% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0035% fail on Arm
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.47% fail on Position lamps (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Position lamp (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Switch
    • 0.22% fail on Electrical equipment (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Horn (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.045% fail on Battery(ies) (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.017% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.017% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors (80% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres (11% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth (8.4% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type (37% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.9% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.77% fail on Brake discs and drums (29% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Brake discs (28% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (53% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Cable (67% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Lever
        • 0.0069% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0035% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance (29% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (15% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (15% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance (32% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0035% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0035% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0035% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0035% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.78% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (50% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (72% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0035% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance (57% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (58% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance (62% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.048% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.010% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0035% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (46% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (sp) (47% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance (47% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0035% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0035% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0035% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.63% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.33% fail on Electronic stability control (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.090% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0069% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0069% fail on Valves
      • 0.0035% fail on Servos
      • 0.0035% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.076% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.076% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.062% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pedal (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Hand lever (93% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Flexible brake hoses (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Parking brake control (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Lever (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.024% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
    • 0.0035% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0035% fail on Servos
  • 3.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.8% fail on Transmission
      • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.7% fail on Joints
        • 0.028% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Joints (63% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Belts
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Fuel system (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on System
      • 0.021% fail on Pipe
      • 0.010% fail on Hose
      • 0.0069% fail on Tank (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Other passenger's door (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.059% fail on Door condition
      • 0.048% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.045% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0035% fail on Hinge
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.062% fail on Undertray
    • 0.035% fail on Body (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Other body component (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Panel
      • 0.0035% fail on Body condition
    • 0.017% fail on Seats (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.0069% fail on Driver's seat (88% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0069% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0069% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0035% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0035% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility (34% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (21% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass (61% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0035% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.038% fail on Bonnet (70% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (11% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (8.0% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition (24% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (45% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.055% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Particulate filter (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0069% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0035% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.048% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.021% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0035% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (31% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.29% fail on Catalyst emissions (71% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Emissions not tested (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0035% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0035% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0035% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0069% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid leaks (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Engine oil leaks (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0035% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.042% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.038% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0035% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.038% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0069% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0035% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.055% fail on Airbags (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Drivers airbag (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers airbag (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.51% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 0.052% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0069% fail on Hubs
  • 0.21% fail on Steering (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering linkage components (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0035% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0035% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.048% fail on Steering gear (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Steering rack (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0069% fail on Power steering (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Operation (80% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.0069% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0069% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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