SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 1998
47.8% pass rate
from 159 tests in 2020
(26% 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.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (50% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Stop lamp (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.63% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.63% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.63% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 7.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 6.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.63% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.1% fail on Macpherson strut (12 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Macpherson strut (17 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (16 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 3.1% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.63% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 8.2% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.3% fail on Doors
      • 0.63% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.63% fail on Door condition
      • 0.63% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.63% fail on Door condition
    • 0.63% fail on Chassis
      • 0.63% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.63% fail on Body
      • 0.63% fail on Other body component
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.63% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.63% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.9% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Cable (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.63% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.63% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.63% fail on Servos
    • 0.63% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.63% fail on Servos
  • 13% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Steering gear (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 5.0% fail on Track rod end (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering
      • 1.3% fail on Operation (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 13% fail on Visibility
    • 6.3% fail on Washers
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Driver's view (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on View to rear
      • 1.3% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.63% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 2.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 2.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.63% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.63% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
  • 4.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.9% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plates
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