Audi S3 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
54.0% pass rate
from 163 tests in 2020
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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Audi S3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 8.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.61% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Horn
      • 0.61% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.61% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 8.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.61% fail on Suspension arm
    • 7.4% fail on Springs
      • 7.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 7.4% fail on Coil spring
    • 3.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.61% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.61% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.61% fail on Other suspension component
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 4.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 4.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 2.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.8% fail on Electronic stability control (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.61% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.2% fail on Emission control equipment (24 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Catalytic converter (41 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.61% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.61% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 8.0% fail on Transmission (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Doors
      • 0.61% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.61% fail on Door condition
      • 0.61% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.61% fail on Door condition
    • 0.61% fail on Chassis
      • 0.61% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.61% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.61% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.5% fail on Condition
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.5% fail on Steering
    • 4.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.3% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
  • 1.8% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.61% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Attachment

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