Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
71.8% pass rate
from 23,010 tests in 2020
(11% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.2% fail on Suspension (6.0% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage ball joints (2.2% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (23% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (49% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Anti-roll bar (22% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage (92% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Pins and bushes (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Springs (3.5% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Coil springs (3.5% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Coil spring (3.5% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Mounting (99% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.82% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes (61% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint (95% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover (93% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2.8% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Shock absorbers (55% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings (1.6% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Macpherson strut (49% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (17% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Macpherson strut (17% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.039% fail on Suspension rods (10% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.013% fail on Other suspension component (93% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (71% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0043% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators (80% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Switch
      • 0.0043% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0043% fail on Arm
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (43% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (32% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (33% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Headlamp levelling device (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2.3% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.96% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (43% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Stop lamp (72% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (15% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp (15% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp (14% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Switch (44% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps (39% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.100% fail on Electrical equipment (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Horn (72% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Battery(ies) (57% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Electrical wiring (51% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Position lamps (55% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Position lamp (50% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Rear reflectors (75% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0087% fail on Hazard warning (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Switch (82% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0087% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (41% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (29% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres (18% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth (28% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Size/type (49% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (1.7% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (9.7% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (9.3% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Brake linings (56% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Brake discs and drums (11% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Brake discs (11% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (30% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Cable (20% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Lever (54% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Relay lever
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (7.4% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (4.2% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (5.6% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance (34% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0043% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester (46% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0087% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (51% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0043% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0043% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0043% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.98% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (15% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt (sp) (11% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (74% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.42% fail on Parking brake performance (16% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt (14% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance (10% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (31% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Plate brake tester (39% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0087% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (23% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt (sp) (24% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance (28% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (20% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0087% fail on Service brake imbalance (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.065% fail on Brake performance not tested (29% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (25% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-lock braking system (30% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control (25% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Electronic braking system (44% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Parking brake control (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Lever (74% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (30% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (16% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.048% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Hand lever (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Pedal (76% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Hydraulic systems (38% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Brake fluid (29% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.039% fail on Flexible brake hoses (52% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0087% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (6.8% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Other components (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Visibility (47% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Wipers (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on View to rear (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.087% fail on Condition of glass (15% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Windscreen (17% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Driver's view (32% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Bonnet (76% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (5.4% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (2.9% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition (39% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.100% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (60% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Emissions not tested (25% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Emission control equipment (24% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0087% fail on Particulate filter (51% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0043% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.0087% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (30% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (57% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Spark ignition (27% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (0.45% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Catalyst emissions (55% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Emissions not tested (73% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Catalytic converter (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on Non catalyst emissions (10% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Fluid leaks (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Engine oil leaks (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Other leaks (28% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Transmission oil leaks (22% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Noise suppression (12% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Undertray (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (29% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Transmission (17% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Drive shafts (18% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Joints (21% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Drive shaft (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.052% fail on Prop shafts (3.1% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Joints (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.66% fail on Exhaust system (42% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system (22% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (32% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Hose (78% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Pipe (44% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Tank
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers (29% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Doors (41% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Driver's door (21% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition (26% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0043% fail on Hinge
      • 0.030% fail on Other passenger's door (37% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Door condition (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Front passenger's door (60% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition (58% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Undertray (4.5% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Body (57% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Other body component (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Panel (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Body condition
    • 0.017% fail on Seats (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Driver's seat (70% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Passenger's seat (56% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0043% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0043% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0043% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0043% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0043% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0043% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.00% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (55% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts (56% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition (59% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Requirements (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Pre-tensioners (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0043% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0043% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle (35% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates (36% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels (32% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment (18% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0043% fail on Hubs
  • 0.18% fail on Steering (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering linkage components (91% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0087% fail on Drag link end (52% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0043% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0043% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.039% fail on Steering gear (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Steering rack (72% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Electronic power steering (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Steering play (72% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack (71% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.0043% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0043% fail on Anchorages

Search Good Garages