Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
76.6% pass rate
from 28,325 tests in 2020
(13% 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.

  • 8.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0035% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.099% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (42% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0035% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.34% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Position lamps (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Position lamp (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Switch
    • 0.20% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (35% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0035% fail on Switch
    • 0.081% fail on Reversing lamps (48% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Reversing lamps (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Electrical equipment (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Horn (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0035% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0035% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.0071% fail on Hazard warning (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Switch (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Rear reflectors (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0035% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0035% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres (38% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Size/type
    • 0.011% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.5% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.66% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.66% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.039% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.028% fail on Lever
        • 0.011% fail on Cable
        • 0.0035% fail on Relay lever
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance (21% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance (35% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0071% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0035% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.39% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (41% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp) (38% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.16% fail on Parking brake performance (46% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (43% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (46% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0035% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.081% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (70% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.049% fail on Service brake imbalance (73% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.11% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Anti-lock braking system (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Electronic stability control (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.046% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0071% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0035% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.049% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.042% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.042% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.025% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Hand lever (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Pedal (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Parking brake control (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Lever (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.0035% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0035% fail on Servos
    • 0.0035% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.0035% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.0035% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0035% fail on Other components
  • 3.8% fail on Suspension (42% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Springs (23% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (23% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring (23% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Mounting
    • 0.68% fail on Anti-roll bars (27% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint dust cover (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0035% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.44% fail on Shock absorbers (38% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint dust cover (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.26% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.064% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.018% fail on Other suspension component (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0035% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0035% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 2.1% fail on Visibility (49% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Washers (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Wipers (61% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen (60% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.014% fail on Bonnet (71% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.67% fail on Compression ignition (23% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Emissions not tested (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (82% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.0035% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0035% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0071% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0035% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.57% fail on Spark ignition (29% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Catalyst emissions (60% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Emissions not tested (79% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0035% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.056% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Engine oil leaks (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0035% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0035% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.053% fail on Noise suppression (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Undertray (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.86% fail on Body, chassis, structure (50% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Exhaust system (40% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Transmission (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts (64% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Joints (67% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shaft (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0071% fail on Joints
        • 0.0035% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.056% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.049% fail on Fuel system (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on System
      • 0.0035% fail on Hose
      • 0.0035% fail on Pipe
    • 0.046% fail on Doors (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
      • 0.014% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
      • 0.014% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
    • 0.035% fail on Body
      • 0.028% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0071% fail on Panel
    • 0.035% fail on Undertray
    • 0.014% fail on Seats (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0071% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0071% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0071% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0035% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0035% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.64% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (22% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Seat belts (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Condition (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0035% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.30% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.025% fail on Airbags
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0035% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.021% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.14% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.028% fail on Steering gear (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.018% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0071% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0071% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0035% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.0071% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0071% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0035% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0035% fail on Speedometer

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