SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2001
41.2% pass rate
from 754 tests in 2017
(18% worse than other 2001 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 37% fail on Suspension (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 18% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 10% fail on Subframe mounting (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Component mounting (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Spring mounting
    • 13% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 9.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.40% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Front drive shafts (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts
    • 6.4% fail on Coil springs (70% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Condition (71% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Location
    • 4.6% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 2.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.27% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.13% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.13% fail on Rear
  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (19% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 13% fail on Position lamps (84% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Front lamps (91% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Rear lamps (86% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Direction indicators (59% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Flashing type (59% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps (89% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Tell tales
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Fog lamp (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Tell tale (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Battery (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Trailer electrical socket (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Horn
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 22% fail on Brakes (27% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (51% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Components (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Pipes (85% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Hoses
        • 0.13% fail on Servos
      • 0.66% fail on Leaks
      • 0.40% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
    • 8.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.9% fail on Parking brake performance (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.93% fail on Front wheels (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.2% fail on Hub components (63% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.93% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on ABS (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.40% fail on Cable
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
        • 0.27% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.27% fail on Components
        • 0.13% fail on Pipes
        • 0.13% fail on Servos
    • 0.13% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
  • 12% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering system (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.40% fail on Free play
        • 0.40% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.27% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.13% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
  • 10% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Body condition (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Drivers
      • 0.40% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.40% fail on Seats
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
    • 0.13% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.13% fail on Load security
      • 0.13% fail on Access panel
  • 9.5% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust system (45% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions (58% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.80% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.40% fail on Cap
      • 0.40% fail on System
      • 0.13% fail on Hose
  • 8.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.53% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% 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
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
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