Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
82.0% pass rate
from 29,563 tests in 2020
(23% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (22% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (15% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Size/type
    • 0.010% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (44% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (13% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (14% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.54% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.54% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.18% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.027% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.21% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Position lamps (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Position lamp (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.16% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (36% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (35% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Electrical equipment (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Horn (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0034% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.017% fail on Reversing lamps (87% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Reversing lamps (87% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0068% fail on Rear reflectors (83% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0034% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0034% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0034% fail on Switch
  • 3.7% fail on Suspension (14% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Springs (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Mounting (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension arms (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint (96% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover (92% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bars (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Linkage ball joints (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0034% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.088% fail on Wheel bearings (48% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0068% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0034% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.017% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0068% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0068% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0068% fail on Other suspension component (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0034% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0034% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes (39% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (27% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (30% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (31% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Brake linings (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.58% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.017% fail on Brake drums (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Brake performance (54% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt (45% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance (42% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.068% fail on Service brake imbalance (57% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0068% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0068% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (74% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake imbalance (66% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0034% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0034% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.010% fail on Parking brake performance (95% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Rbt (95% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.0068% fail on Parking brake performance (96% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.0034% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.058% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (63% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.017% fail on Anti-lock braking system (83% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.027% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0068% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.014% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.014% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
    • 0.010% fail on Parking brake control (94% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.0034% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.0034% fail on Pedal
  • 2.2% fail on Visibility (47% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (13% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Wipers (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Driver's view (47% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on View to rear
      • 0.041% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.014% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.95% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (17% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.40% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Catalyst emissions (47% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0034% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.39% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.35% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (55% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (94% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0068% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0068% fail on Particulate filter
    • 0.041% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0034% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.010% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0068% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0034% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.49% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.35% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (63% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
    • 0.017% fail on Airbags
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0034% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.33% fail on Body, chassis, structure (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Transmission (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Joints (85% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0034% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.010% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.010% fail on Joints
    • 0.044% fail on Exhaust system (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.044% fail on Body
      • 0.034% fail on Other body component
      • 0.010% fail on Panel
    • 0.044% fail on Doors
      • 0.020% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition
      • 0.020% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0034% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0034% fail on Hinge
    • 0.037% fail on Fuel system (54% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0068% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0034% fail on Tank
      • 0.0034% fail on System
    • 0.034% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0034% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0034% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0034% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0034% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0034% fail on Seats
      • 0.0034% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0034% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0034% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 0.32% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.10% fail on Road Wheels (60% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Attachment (67% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Condition
  • 0.081% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Steering linkage components (91% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.014% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.010% fail on Steering gear (77% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0068% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0068% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.0068% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0068% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0034% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0034% fail on Passenger grab handles

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