SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 1997
41.3% pass rate
from 80 tests in 2020
(46% worse than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 13% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 7.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 7.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Electrical equipment (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Battery(ies) (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.8% fail on Brake discs and drums (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Brake discs (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.3% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.3% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.8% fail on Macpherson strut (14 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes (27 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
  • 16% fail on Visibility (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Wipers
    • 6.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Driver's view
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 5.0% fail on Transmission
      • 5.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 5.0% fail on Joints
    • 3.8% fail on Chassis
      • 3.8% fail on Chassis condition
    • 3.8% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Other passenger's door (20 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Door condition (21 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
  • 13% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 5.0% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering
      • 1.3% fail on Operation
  • 7.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 2.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.3% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
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