Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
76.2% pass rate
from 25,668 tests in 2017
(18% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (38% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (15% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (22% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (28% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (28% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.36% fail on Individual lamps (57% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on All direction indicators (47% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.055% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.031% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0039% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0078% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.63% fail on Stop lamp (75% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Position lamps (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Front lamps (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear lamps (67% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.38% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.012% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0039% fail on Switch
    • 0.097% fail on Horn (46% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.019% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Battery (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors (76% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0078% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0039% fail on Switch
    • 0.0039% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres (16% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (21% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (14% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.097% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.023% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (81% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 7.6% fail on Suspension (7.0% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (90% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage condition (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (30% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Location
    • 0.60% fail on Drive shafts (21% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front drive shafts (20% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Constant velocity joints (21% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0078% fail on Couplings
      • 0.0039% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0039% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers (52% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Wheel bearings (39% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front (76% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension arms (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.078% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.074% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0039% fail on Condition
    • 0.055% fail on Front suspension joints (84% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Macpherson strut (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0078% fail on Trailing arms (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Condition
      • 0.0039% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0078% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0078% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0039% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0039% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0039% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0039% fail on Condition
    • 0.0039% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0039% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 3.9% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs (32% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.019% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance (46% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Rear wheels (41% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Front wheels (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Brake imbalance (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0039% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Components (83% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Hoses (53% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Pipes (96% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0078% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0039% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.023% fail on Leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Operation
    • 0.11% fail on ABS (45% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.062% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.012% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.012% fail on Cable
    • 0.0078% fail on Parking brake (98% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Condition (98% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0039% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0039% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0039% fail on Condition
    • 0.0039% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0039% fail on Warning
  • 2.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (52% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Washers (49% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Wipers (69% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen (39% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0078% fail on Bonnet (91% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0039% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 0.94% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (34% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Fuel system (93% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Cap (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on System (90% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Pipe
    • 0.37% fail on Exhaust system (60% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions (44% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.62% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.35% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.33% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0039% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.062% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0039% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0039% fail on Belt(s)/padding
      • 0.0039% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.38% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels (34% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.023% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.19% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (42% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.070% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.027% fail on Drivers
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers front (75% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Body condition
    • 0.0078% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.0039% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0039% fail on Body security
    • 0.0039% fail on Seats
      • 0.0039% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0039% fail on Load security
      • 0.0039% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.11% fail on Steering (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Steering system (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Steering rack (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0078% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0039% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.0078% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0039% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0039% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0039% fail on Locking devices

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