Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
80.0% pass rate
from 28,067 tests in 2020
(21% 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 (11% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (20% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (2.6% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Size/type (3.3% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 5.5% fail on Suspension (6.8% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Springs (33% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Coil springs (33% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring (33% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Mounting (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (9.0% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Linkage ball joints (52% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint dust cover (13% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint (46% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage (43% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.27% fail on Suspension arms (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint (97% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension arm (1.9% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (72% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings (37% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Macpherson strut (40% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Macpherson strut (66% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes (56% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Other suspension component (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Other suspension component (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Pins and bushes (67% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0036% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0036% fail on Sub-frame
  • 4.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (40% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (0.53% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (16% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (17% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (21% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Headlamp levelling device (33% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Dipswitch (60% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Direction indicators (8.9% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Flashing type (8.9% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters (1.9% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Individual direction indicators (12% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on All direction indicators (66% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (40% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (40% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (40% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Switch (16% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Electrical equipment (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Horn (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Battery(ies) (71% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Electrical wiring (41% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Position lamps (55% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Position lamp (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Switch
    • 0.018% fail on Rear reflectors (55% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamps (92% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Reversing lamps (92% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (17% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (1.2% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 3.2% fail on Brakes (36% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (23% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (20% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (21% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Brake linings (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs and drums (23% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Brake discs (24% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Brake drums (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Brake performance (42% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance (25% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt (24% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake performance (23% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance (28% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0036% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0036% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0036% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0036% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (70% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake imbalance (58% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0036% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0036% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.068% fail on Brake performance not tested (1.0% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Parking brake performance (79% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Rbt (81% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.039% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (59% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Plate brake tester (14% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.0071% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (79% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (52% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Electronic stability control (45% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Anti-lock braking system (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic braking system (2.4% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Flexible brake hoses (42% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic systems (1.8% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Brake fluid (17% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs (34% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Parking brake control (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic parking brake (17% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Lever (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (89% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Hand lever (89% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Pedal (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (51% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Load sensing valves (33 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0036% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0036% fail on Leaks
  • 2.0% fail on Visibility (49% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (28% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Wipers (68% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Condition of glass (44% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Windscreen (42% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Window
    • 0.075% fail on Driver's view (12% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on View to rear (21% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Mirrors (19% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Bonnet (21% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (9.1% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (6.5% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Spark ignition (12% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Catalyst emissions (53% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Emissions not tested (74% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0036% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.53% fail on Compression ignition (1.3% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (82% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Emissions not tested (6.3% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (93% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Emission control equipment (38% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.0071% fail on Particulate filter (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.0036% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0036% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.018% fail on Fluid leaks (73% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Engine oil leaks (65% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Noise suppression (27% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Undertray (76% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.53% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (63% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts (27% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Requirements (12% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0036% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.0071% fail on Airbags (23% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Drivers airbag (0.91% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.43% fail on Body, chassis, structure (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.100% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Joints (86% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0036% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.0071% fail on Prop shafts (79% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Joints (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Doors (45% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Other passenger's door (17% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Door condition (15% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Front passenger's door (52% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition (50% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0036% fail on Door condition
    • 0.050% fail on Fuel system (40% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (43% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pipe (13% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Tank
    • 0.039% fail on Undertray (93% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Bumpers (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Body (53% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other body component (71% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Panel (4.0% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Body condition
    • 0.0071% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Strengthening plate (22 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Seats (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0036% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0036% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0036% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0036% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0036% fail on Spare wheel condition
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle (48% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates (48% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.093% fail on Road Wheels (67% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Attachment (66% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0036% fail on Hubs
  • 0.082% fail on Steering (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Steering linkage components (96% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Track rod end (97% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.025% fail on Steering gear (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Steering rack (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Operation (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Electronic power steering (8.4% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Power steering (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0036% fail on Operation
      • 0.0036% fail on Other components
    • 0.0036% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0036% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.0036% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0036% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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