SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2002
43.8% pass rate
from 1,279 tests in 2017
(14% worse than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 35% fail on Suspension (60% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 15% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Subframe mounting (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Component mounting (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Spring mounting
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (82% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (99% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.78% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.078% fail on Presence
    • 7.0% fail on Drive shafts (63% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Front drive shafts (64% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (61% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Couplings
        • 0.078% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.078% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.078% fail on Drive shafts
    • 6.0% fail on Coil springs (47% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Condition (46% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 4.5% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Front suspension joints (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.86% fail on Wheel bearings (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Front
      • 0.31% fail on Rear (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.31% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.078% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.078% fail on Condition
  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 13% fail on Position lamps (75% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 10% fail on Front lamps (83% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Rear lamps (61% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on All position lamps
    • 9.9% fail on Headlamp aim (29% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (53% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.86% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.078% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 0.31% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Horn
    • 0.078% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.078% fail on Switch
    • 0.078% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 9.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (52% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Components (55% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Pipes (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Hoses (94% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Leaks
      • 0.078% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 8.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 4.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.39% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.39% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.47% fail on Brake calipers
    • 3.0% fail on ABS (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Mechanical components (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Rod
      • 0.078% fail on Lever
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake (70% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.078% fail on Warning
      • 0.078% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.078% fail on Components
        • 0.078% fail on Servos
      • 0.078% fail on Leaks
    • 0.16% fail on Additional braking devices (27 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.078% fail on Pedal
        • 0.078% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Tyres
    • 6.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 8.9% fail on Steering (80% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Steering system (88% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Track rod end (69% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.078% fail on Free play
        • 0.078% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.078% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.70% fail on Power steering
      • 0.47% fail on Operation
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
      • 0.078% fail on Pump
      • 0.078% fail on Rams
    • 0.31% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.078% fail on Steering control
      • 0.078% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.078% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 8.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Vehicle structure (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Chassis (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Body condition (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Doors (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Passengers front (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.47% fail on Drivers (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.078% fail on Seats
      • 0.078% fail on Drivers
  • 7.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions (64% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.55% fail on Cap
      • 0.23% fail on System
      • 0.078% fail on Pipe
  • 6.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (35% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (63% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Mirrors (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.23% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
      • 0.31% fail on Requirements (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.70% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (59% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
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