Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
69.4% pass rate
from 29,847 tests in 2020
(10% 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.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (20% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage ball joints (27% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.050% fail on Linkage (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0034% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.0% fail on Springs
      • 4.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.9% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.030% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0067% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.75% fail on Shock absorbers (44% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Suspension arms (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Suspension arm (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.60% fail on Wheel bearings (34% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.054% fail on Macpherson strut (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0034% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.034% fail on Other suspension component (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0034% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0034% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.013% fail on Axles (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Axle
      • 0.0034% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.0034% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.0034% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.010% fail on Sub-frames (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Sub-frame (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0034% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (39% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (43% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.064% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (24% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (24% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Side repeaters (20% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Individual direction indicators (44% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on All direction indicators (83% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0034% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (41% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Stop lamp (69% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.37% fail on Position lamps (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Position lamp (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps (72% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps (41% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps (41% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical equipment (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Horn (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.017% fail on Battery(ies) (82% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0067% fail on Rear reflectors (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0034% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres (14% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth (18% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition (15% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type (39% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 5.4% fail on Brakes (24% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs and drums (21% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Brake discs (21% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.027% fail on Lever
        • 0.020% fail on Cable (65% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0034% fail on Linkage
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance (21% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance (34% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0067% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0034% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.85% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (36% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt (sp) (33% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (79% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0034% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.27% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (55% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.020% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (64% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.0067% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0067% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0034% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0034% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0034% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.17% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (66% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.064% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0034% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0034% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0034% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.080% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.31% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.21% fail on Anti-lock braking system (31% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.067% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.060% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0034% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0034% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.047% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.044% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Hand lever (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pedal (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Flexible brake hoses (60% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Parking brake control (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Lever (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.0067% fail on Rigid brake pipes (99% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0034% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0034% fail on Servos
    • 0.0034% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.0034% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.0034% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0034% fail on Other components
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility (45% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (54% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear (61% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Mirrors (64% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.027% fail on Bonnet (76% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (41% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Catalyst emissions (47% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Emissions not tested (49% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.013% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0034% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.0067% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.97% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (87% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.030% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.010% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.010% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.0067% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0034% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.017% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.010% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0034% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.10% fail on Fluid leaks (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Engine oil leaks (51% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.017% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.017% fail on Undertray
  • 2.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (23% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission
      • 1.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.0% fail on Joints
        • 0.030% fail on Drive shaft (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0067% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.047% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.044% fail on Joints
        • 0.0034% fail on Prop shaft
      • 0.0034% fail on Belts
    • 0.62% fail on Exhaust system (54% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on System (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pipe
    • 0.14% fail on Doors
      • 0.067% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.067% fail on Door condition
      • 0.054% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.050% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0034% fail on Hinge
      • 0.023% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.023% fail on Door condition
    • 0.067% fail on Undertray
    • 0.060% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.040% fail on Body (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Other body component (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Panel
    • 0.020% fail on Seats (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.0034% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.010% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0067% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.0034% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0034% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0067% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0067% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0034% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0034% fail on Bracket
  • 0.97% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (33% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.41% fail on Condition (31% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0034% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0034% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0034% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.023% fail on Airbags
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0034% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.52% fail on Identification of the vehicle (24% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plates (25% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.044% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.16% fail on Steering (91% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Steering linkage components (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
        • 0.0067% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.0034% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0067% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.027% fail on Steering gear (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Steering rack (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Operation
    • 0.027% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0067% fail on Steering play (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Steering rack (83% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0034% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0034% fail on Operation
  • 0.0067% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0067% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0067% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0034% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0034% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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