SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 1998
45.1% pass rate
from 295 tests in 2017
(18% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Suspension (47% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage condition
    • 9.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.4% fail on Subframe mounting (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Component mounting
    • 6.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 6.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 6.1% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.34% fail on Couplings
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.7% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.4% fail on Rear
      • 0.68% fail on Front
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.68% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.34% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.8% fail on Stop lamp (89% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (72% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Rear lamps (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Front lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.7% fail on Fog lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Battery
    • 0.68% fail on Headlamps (80% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp (79% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Horn
  • 21% fail on Brakes
    • 9.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 8.1% fail on Components
        • 4.7% fail on Pipes
        • 4.1% fail on Hoses (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Operation (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 7.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.34% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.34% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.8% fail on ABS (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.68% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.34% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.34% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.68% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
    • 0.68% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.34% fail on Lever
      • 0.34% fail on Cable
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
        • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.34% fail on Components
        • 0.34% fail on Servos
  • 15% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 13% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Free play
        • 0.34% fail on Steering rack
    • 2.4% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Other components
      • 0.34% fail on Drive system
      • 0.34% fail on Rams
    • 0.68% fail on Steering control (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.34% fail on Steering column
    • 0.34% fail on Steering operation
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 4.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Windscreen (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Mirrors (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 11% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Condition
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.68% fail on Size/type
  • 7.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Emissions (74% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.68% fail on Cap
      • 0.68% fail on System
      • 0.34% fail on Hose
    • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.7% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis
    • 0.68% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.34% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.34% fail on Seats
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers
    • 0.34% fail on Spare wheel
  • 5.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.68% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 1.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.0% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.68% fail on Attachment
    • 0.34% fail on Condition
  • 0.34% fail on Towbars
    • 0.34% fail on Vehicle structure
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