Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
87.2% pass rate
from 45,699 tests in 2020
(21% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.0% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (50% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (17% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Size/type
    • 0.044% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (34% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.072% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.72% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.62% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.085% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.015% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0044% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0022% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.13% fail on Direction indicators (57% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Flashing type (57% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Side repeaters (59% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Individual direction indicators (50% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0022% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.12% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Position lamps (59% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Position lamp (59% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.070% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (65% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0022% fail on Switch
    • 0.033% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (92% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.028% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.018% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.015% fail on Electrical equipment (85% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0044% fail on Horn (94% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.0022% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0022% fail on Switch
  • 1.9% fail on Visibility (52% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.68% fail on Wipers (75% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass (89% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen (92% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.018% fail on View to rear (62% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Mirrors (60% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.1% fail on Brakes (59% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake linings and pads (67% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Brake pads (67% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0066% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.34% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.24% fail on Brake performance (61% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (50% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0066% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0044% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0022% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.026% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (61% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake imbalance (62% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.0088% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0022% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0022% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0022% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.020% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (89% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0044% fail on Parking brake performance (94% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0044% fail on Rbt (94% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.0044% fail on Parking brake performance (93% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (50% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.011% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.026% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.018% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.011% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0066% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0044% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0044% fail on Parking brake control (96% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.0022% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.0022% fail on Pedal
    • 0.0022% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 0.90% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Springs (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Coil springs (66% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Coil spring (66% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0022% fail on Mounting
    • 0.063% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.044% fail on Suspension arms (88% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint (89% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (89% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.037% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0066% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0066% fail on Linkage ball joints (84% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0022% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0022% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0022% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0022% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0022% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.56% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.54% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.32% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Catalyst emissions (43% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Catalytic converter (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.23% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (43% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0088% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0066% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0044% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.0022% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.0044% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0022% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.015% fail on Noise suppression (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on Sound deadening material
    • 0.0044% fail on Fluid leaks (84% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.44% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (56% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Seat belts (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on Requirements
    • 0.013% fail on Airbags (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.33% fail on Identification of the vehicle (49% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plates (50% worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (64% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Transmission (69% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Drive shafts (72% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Joints (71% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0022% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.0066% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0044% fail on Flexible couplings (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0022% fail on Joints
    • 0.037% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.024% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.020% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0044% fail on System
    • 0.024% fail on Body
      • 0.022% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0022% fail on Panel
    • 0.015% fail on Exhaust system (90% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Undertray
    • 0.013% fail on Doors (62% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0066% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0044% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0022% fail on Catch
      • 0.0044% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0044% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0022% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0022% fail on Catch
    • 0.0044% fail on Seats (81% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0022% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.077% fail on Road Wheels (52% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Attachment (60% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 0.026% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.011% fail on Steering linkage components (92% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0022% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0044% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.0044% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0022% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0022% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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