Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
82.1% pass rate
from 24,195 tests in 2017
(14% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (9.9% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0083% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (26% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (19% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Headlamps (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.054% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0041% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0041% fail on Switch
      • 0.0041% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.29% fail on Position lamps (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Front lamps (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Rear lamps (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.021% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Stop lamp (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Horn (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Battery
    • 0.025% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.012% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0041% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0041% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition (14% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Size/type
    • 0.050% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.2% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.029% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.017% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0041% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.69% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear wheels (27% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front wheels (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Brake imbalance (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.021% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0083% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.058% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic systems (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Components (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Pipes (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Hoses (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
      • 0.012% fail on Leaks
    • 0.033% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.025% fail on ABS (69% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Parking brake (94% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0083% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.0083% fail on Cable
    • 0.0041% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.0041% fail on Warning
  • 1.9% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (28% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0041% fail on Location
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension arms (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0083% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bars (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0083% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0041% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.087% fail on Front
      • 0.054% fail on Rear
    • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Front drive shafts (71% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Constant velocity joints (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0083% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.033% fail on Front suspension joints (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Macpherson strut (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0083% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0041% fail on Condition
      • 0.0041% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0041% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0041% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0041% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0041% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0041% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0041% fail on Condition
  • 1.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Wipers (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Mirrors (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0083% fail on Indirect vision devices (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0041% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.48% fail on Registration plates and VIN (28% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plate (28% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.47% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (46% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.029% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0041% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.029% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0041% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0041% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.20% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (69% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Emissions (53% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Fuel system (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on System
      • 0.012% fail on Cap (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.021% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.070% fail on Steering (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Steering system (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0041% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.017% fail on Power steering
      • 0.017% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0041% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.070% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Body condition
    • 0.017% fail on Doors (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0083% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.0083% fail on Body security
    • 0.0083% fail on Seats
      • 0.0041% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0041% fail on Drivers

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