Audi A3 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
87.9% pass rate
from 43,241 tests in 2020
(8.4% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi A3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (55% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition (77% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (43% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Size/type
    • 0.035% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.50% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp (33% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0046% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.24% fail on Stop lamp (39% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Direction indicators (61% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Flashing type (61% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Side repeaters (61% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Individual direction indicators (64% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0046% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.079% fail on Position lamps (55% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Position lamp (57% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.035% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (77% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Rear fog lamp (77% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Rear fog lamp (76% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (91% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.016% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors (68% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0093% fail on Electrical equipment (87% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Horn (90% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0023% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0023% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.0023% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0023% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0023% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0023% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 1.9% fail on Visibility (34% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (42% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Wipers (71% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass (52% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen (53% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.021% fail on View to rear
      • 0.021% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.012% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.88% fail on Brakes (56% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Mechanical brake components (52% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake linings and pads (65% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Brake pads (64% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0023% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.0023% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.19% fail on Brake performance (55% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance (44% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (43% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (40% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0023% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0023% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.032% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.025% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.023% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0023% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0023% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.0093% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (92% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Rbt (sp) (94% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0023% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.0023% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0023% fail on Rbt
          • 0.0023% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.019% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.012% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.012% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.016% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.0046% fail on Hydraulic systems (79% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0023% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0023% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.0046% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0046% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0023% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0023% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.0023% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0023% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.0023% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.0023% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 0.62% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Seat belts (47% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0023% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0023% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0023% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.0046% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0046% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.34% fail on Identification of the vehicle (45% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates (45% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.049% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.044% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.0046% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0023% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0023% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.030% fail on Suspension arms (80% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes (77% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.021% fail on Springs (86% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Coil springs (86% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Coil spring (86% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0023% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0023% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0023% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0023% fail on Operation
  • 0.29% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (26% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Exhaust emissions (21% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.14% fail on Catalyst emissions (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (55% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0093% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0093% fail on Catalytic converter (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.081% fail on Compression ignition (54% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (41% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0046% fail on Catalytic converter (10 times worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0023% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0023% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0023% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0023% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0023% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0023% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0023% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0023% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Transmission (49% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Drive shafts (45% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Joints (47% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0023% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.028% fail on Body
      • 0.016% fail on Other body component
      • 0.012% fail on Panel
    • 0.025% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.021% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.016% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0023% fail on Hose
      • 0.0023% fail on System
    • 0.012% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0093% fail on Doors
      • 0.0069% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0069% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0023% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0023% fail on Door condition
    • 0.0069% fail on Seats
      • 0.0046% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0023% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0046% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0023% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0023% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0023% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0023% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0023% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 0.097% fail on Road Wheels (32% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Condition
  • 0.0093% fail on Steering (93% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0046% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0046% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0023% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.0023% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.0023% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.0046% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0046% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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