Audi S3 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
63.5% pass rate
from 74 tests in 2020
(11% better than other 1999 cars)
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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi S3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension (5.2% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms (19% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Suspension arm
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.1% fail on Springs (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Coil spring (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.4% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 12% fail on Brakes (8.2% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (74% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pedal (11 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (12% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (23% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (16 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (31% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp (26% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.7% fail on Electrical equipment (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Battery(ies) (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (20% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 9.5% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system (21% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.4% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 8.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (2.4% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (7.9% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Spark ignition (15% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (24% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.4% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (8.0% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (25% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (7.8% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility (47% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition of glass
      • 1.4% fail on Windscreen
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
  • 4.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2.7% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts (4.4% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.7% fail on Steering (29% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering gear (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
  • 2.7% fail on Road Wheels (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 1999 cars)

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