SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 1997
46.3% pass rate
from 164 tests in 2017
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 7.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 7.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.9% fail on Fog lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.0% fail on Battery
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.61% fail on All direction indicators
  • 27% fail on Suspension (42% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 3.7% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.3% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.3% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.8% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.2% fail on Front
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
  • 23% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 11% fail on Components (97% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Pipes
        • 6.1% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.61% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.2% fail on Brake calipers (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS
  • 18% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 16% fail on Steering system (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 12% fail on Steering rack (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Track rod end (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Free play
        • 0.61% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
    • 4.3% fail on Power steering (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Operation (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drive system (59 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Rams
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 2.4% fail on Mirrors (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.5% fail on Emissions
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Cap
      • 0.61% fail on Tank
    • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.2% fail on Requirements (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
    • 4.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition
    • 1.2% fail on Seats
      • 1.2% fail on Passengers (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate
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