SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2000
45.5% pass rate
from 330 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 32% fail on Suspension (47% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 15% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Component mounting (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Subframe mounting (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage condition
    • 6.4% fail on Macpherson strut (12 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Condition (12 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.2% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.2% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.30% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.30% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.9% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.91% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.91% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.30% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.30% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.30% fail on Rear
    • 0.30% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.4% fail on Stop lamp (68% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 7.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear lamps
    • 7.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Fog lamp (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.30% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.91% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.30% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.8% fail on Battery
    • 0.61% fail on Horn
    • 0.30% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 20% fail on Brakes
    • 9.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 9.4% fail on Components
        • 7.3% fail on Pipes (76% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Hoses (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.91% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.61% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.4% fail on ABS
    • 0.91% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.30% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage
  • 11% fail on Steering (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering system (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Free play
        • 0.61% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Windscreen (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.7% fail on Tyres
    • 6.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Size/type
    • 0.30% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Body condition (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Doors
      • 0.61% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.30% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.61% fail on Seats
      • 0.61% fail on Passengers
    • 0.30% fail on Spare wheel
  • 7.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Emissions (67% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 6.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.2% fail on Requirements (13 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
    • 0.91% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.91% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
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