SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2001
45.4% pass rate
from 377 tests in 2020
(16% worse than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Suspension (65% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.80% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.27% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
    • 6.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.27% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.2% fail on Macpherson strut (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Pins and bushes (17 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Springs
      • 3.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.4% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.53% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.2% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.53% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.27% fail on Axles
      • 0.27% fail on Axle
    • 0.27% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.4% fail on Position lamps (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Position lamp (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.53% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.80% fail on Horn
      • 0.53% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 21% fail on Body, chassis, structure (93% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Transmission (97% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Drive shafts (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Joints (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.27% fail on Joints
    • 7.2% fail on Chassis (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Chassis condition (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Doors
      • 0.53% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.53% fail on Door condition
      • 0.27% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition
    • 0.80% fail on Cabs (15 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Prescribed areas (16 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Seats
      • 0.53% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.27% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.27% fail on Hose
    • 0.27% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.27% fail on Spare wheel condition
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (82% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.27% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.53% fail on Plate brake tester (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance (23 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.27% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance
    • 5.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 4.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.53% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.27% fail on Clevis joint
        • 0.27% fail on Pivot
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.53% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.53% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.53% fail on Air and vacuum systems (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Leaks
      • 0.27% fail on Servos
    • 0.53% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.27% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.27% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.27% fail on Other braking system component
  • 11% fail on Steering (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Steering linkage components (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.27% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.27% fail on Other components
        • 0.27% fail on Steering component
    • 6.1% fail on Steering gear (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering play (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Steering box
    • 0.53% fail on Power steering
      • 0.27% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.27% fail on Other components
    • 0.27% fail on Steering column
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.53% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.27% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition (52% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (71% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.27% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 1.6% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.6% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.80% fail on Condition
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment
      • 0.27% fail on Requirements
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.27% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.27% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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