SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2002
44.4% pass rate
from 764 tests in 2020
(16% 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.

  • 31% fail on Suspension (70% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.2% fail on Pins and bushes (60% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.7% fail on Sub-frames (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 3.5% fail on Springs
      • 3.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.4% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.13% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.7% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.39% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.8% fail on Position lamps (66% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Position lamp (66% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators (68% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type (68% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (90% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.65% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.26% fail on Trailer electrical socket (13 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Horn
    • 0.39% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.39% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Body, chassis, structure (85% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Chassis (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Chassis condition (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Transmission (51% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 5.1% fail on Joints
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.79% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.65% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.79% fail on Doors
      • 0.52% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.52% fail on Door condition
      • 0.26% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
    • 0.26% fail on Spare wheel (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Carrier (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Body
      • 0.26% fail on Other body component
    • 0.26% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.13% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.26% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.26% fail on Boot lid condition (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Cabs (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Bracket
  • 19% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.26% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.65% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake imbalance (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.79% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.65% fail on Cable
        • 0.13% fail on Relay lever
    • 3.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.13% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.52% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.52% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.13% fail on Servos
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.13% fail on Lever
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
  • 14% fail on Steering (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Steering linkage components (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 6.7% fail on Steering gear (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
    • 0.26% fail on Steering wheel (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering play
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
  • 11% fail on Tyres (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.9% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (45% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on View to rear
      • 0.52% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.39% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.3% fail on Seat belts (95% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Requirements (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Compression ignition (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.79% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.13% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.13% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (82% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (74% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Catalyst emissions (92% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.26% fail on Noise suppression (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Undertray (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Seat belt installation check (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.13% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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