Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
86.4% pass rate
from 42,378 tests in 2020
(28% 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.

  • 5.1% fail on Tyres (18% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (14% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (27% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Size/type (17% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (41% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (26% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Headlamps (11% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Headlamp (14% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (38% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp levelling device (24% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Direction indicators (57% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Flashing type (57% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (53% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Individual direction indicators (67% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (68% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0024% fail on Switch
      • 0.0024% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0024% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.040% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (92% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Reversing lamps (61% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Reversing lamps (60% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Electrical equipment (83% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Horn (88% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Battery(ies) (38% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Rear reflectors (78% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0047% fail on Position lamps (84% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0024% fail on Position lamp
  • 1.7% fail on Visibility (61% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Washers (13% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Wipers (82% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Condition of glass (34% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Windscreen (31% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Window
    • 0.073% fail on Driver's view (13% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on View to rear (53% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Mirrors (52% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Bonnet (0.95% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake linings and pads (53% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Brake pads (53% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Brake linings (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs and drums (17% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Brake discs (18% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0024% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.31% fail on Brake performance (63% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (53% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.050% fail on Service brake imbalance (51% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Plate brake tester (8.7% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.0047% fail on Service brake performance (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.0047% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (25% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake imbalance (66% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.0094% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (16% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0024% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0024% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.026% fail on Brake performance not tested (39% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (90% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Flexible brake hoses (12% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (68% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Electronic stability control (72% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Anti-lock braking system (64% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (33% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (18% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic systems (49% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Brake fluid (54% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Reservoirs (23% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Other components (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Parking brake control (94% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Electronic parking brake (62% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Lever
  • 1.4% fail on Suspension (41% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Springs (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Coil springs (66% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Coil spring (66% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0024% fail on Mounting
    • 0.094% fail on Suspension arms (84% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Suspension arm (7.6% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Wheel bearings (40% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (41% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage ball joints (77% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Ball joint dust cover (54% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0024% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0071% fail on Other suspension component (76% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Ball joint (72% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0024% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0024% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.97% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (14% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Spark ignition (13% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (1.2% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Catalyst emissions (44% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Emissions not tested (11% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Catalytic converter (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Compression ignition (24% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (92% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Emissions not tested (29% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Emission control equipment (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.0094% fail on Catalytic converter (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.0071% fail on Particulate filter (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0024% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.017% fail on Fluid leaks (49% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Engine oil leaks (34% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Noise suppression (2.6% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Undertray (30% worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (5.0% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Seat belts (70% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Requirements
    • 0.0094% fail on Airbags (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Drivers airbag (93% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.27% fail on Identification of the vehicle (34% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plates (35% worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (75% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Joints (81% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0024% fail on Joints
    • 0.038% fail on Bumpers (17% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Fuel system (49% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (49% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Hose
      • 0.0024% fail on System
    • 0.021% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Body (35% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Other body component (46% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Panel (18% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Body condition
    • 0.0094% fail on Undertray (15% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Doors (85% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0024% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0024% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0024% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0024% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0024% fail on Door condition
    • 0.0024% fail on Seats
      • 0.0024% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.047% fail on Road Wheels (74% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Condition (50% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Attachment (83% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.038% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Steering linkage components (92% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0024% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0024% fail on Other components
        • 0.0024% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.014% fail on Steering gear (60% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Steering rack (58% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0047% fail on Steering wheel (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0047% fail on Steering play (3.5% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Steering rack (0.82% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.0024% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.0024% fail on Doors
      • 0.0024% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
  • 0.0024% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0024% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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