Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
85.6% pass rate
from 41,622 tests in 2020
(27% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.0% fail on Tyres (12% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (21% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Size/type
    • 0.012% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (70% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (46% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (18% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (20% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.070% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0024% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.16% fail on Direction indicators (59% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Flashing type (59% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (55% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Individual direction indicators (73% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0024% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.13% fail on Position lamps (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Position lamp (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (64% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Reversing lamps (59% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Reversing lamps (60% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.031% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (96% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Electrical equipment (88% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0048% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0048% fail on Horn (96% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0096% fail on Rear reflectors (75% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Suspension
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Springs
      • 0.80% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.80% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.0072% fail on Mounting
    • 0.074% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage ball joints (68% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (72% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0096% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0048% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.072% fail on Wheel bearings (44% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Suspension arms (91% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint (94% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0048% fail on Ball joint dust cover (92% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0072% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0072% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0048% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0048% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.9% fail on Visibility (55% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (15% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Wipers (78% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.091% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.050% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.031% fail on View to rear
      • 0.031% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0072% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.7% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Brake linings and pads (53% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Brake pads (53% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0048% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.52% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.0024% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.30% fail on Brake performance (68% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (61% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.046% fail on Service brake imbalance (61% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0024% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0024% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0024% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0024% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.043% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (54% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Rbt (sp) (59% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake imbalance (59% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0048% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0024% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0024% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.036% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (87% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Rbt (sp) (86% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0024% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0024% fail on Rbt
          • 0.0024% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.048% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.036% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0096% fail on Anti-lock braking system (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.017% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0024% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0024% fail on Valves
    • 0.0072% fail on Parking brake control (94% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.0072% fail on Rigid brake pipes (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0072% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0024% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.0024% fail on Pedal
    • 0.0024% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0024% fail on Other components
  • 0.89% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.86% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.50% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.31% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.20% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.0096% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0096% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0048% fail on Emissions not tested (84% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Compression ignition (23% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (93% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0072% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (97% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0024% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0024% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0024% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.019% fail on Noise suppression (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Sound deadening material
    • 0.014% fail on Fluid leaks (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0048% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.36% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.27% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (90% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Seat belts (49% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Condition (50% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0048% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0024% fail on Requirements
    • 0.012% fail on Airbags
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Body, chassis, structure (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Transmission (85% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Joints (86% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0048% fail on Bearing housing
        • 0.0024% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.043% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.036% fail on Undertray (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Fuel system (50% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (57% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on System
      • 0.0024% fail on Tank
      • 0.0024% fail on Pipe
    • 0.029% fail on Doors (52% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.017% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0096% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0072% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0024% fail on Catch
      • 0.0024% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0024% fail on Door condition
    • 0.019% fail on Body
      • 0.0096% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0048% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0048% fail on Panel
    • 0.0096% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0096% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0072% fail on Exhaust system (97% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0024% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0024% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0024% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0024% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0024% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0024% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0024% fail on Seats
      • 0.0024% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.048% fail on Road Wheels (77% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Attachment (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.046% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Steering linkage components (90% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0024% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.014% fail on Steering gear (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Steering rack (68% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0072% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.0048% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0048% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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