SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 1999
39.2% pass rate
from 130 tests in 2020
(37% worse than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 36% fail on Suspension (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 15% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.77% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 7.7% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Mounting
      • 0.77% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.77% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.6% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Sub-frame
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.3% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.77% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.77% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.77% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.77% fail on Other suspension component
  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 10% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Position lamps (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Position lamp (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.77% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.77% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.77% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.77% fail on Horn
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 20% fail on Body, chassis, structure (82% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 6.2% fail on Transmission
      • 5.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 5.4% fail on Joints
      • 0.77% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.77% fail on Joints
    • 3.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 3.8% fail on Chassis
      • 3.8% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.77% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.77% fail on Body
      • 0.77% fail on Other body component
    • 0.77% fail on Doors
      • 0.77% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.77% fail on Door condition
    • 0.77% fail on Seats
      • 0.77% fail on Driver's seat
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 8.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.77% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.77% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.77% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.77% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.77% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.77% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.77% fail on Pedal
    • 0.77% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.77% fail on Lever
    • 0.77% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.77% fail on Servos
    • 0.77% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.77% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 15% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Track rod end (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Operation (82 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Power steering (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Operation (19 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Rams
      • 0.77% fail on Other components
    • 0.77% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.77% fail on Steering play
      • 0.77% fail on Steering rack
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 6.9% fail on Wipers
    • 4.6% fail on Washers
  • 11% fail on Tyres
    • 6.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.77% fail on Size/type
  • 9.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.4% fail on Compression ignition (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (9 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.77% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.77% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 3.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.77% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.5% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 8.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.77% fail on Condition
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
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