SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2003
43.1% pass rate
from 1,271 tests in 2020
(19% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Suspension (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.47% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage
    • 11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.079% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.7% fail on Springs
      • 4.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.6% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.16% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.4% fail on Macpherson strut (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.9% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.6% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.079% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.63% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.0% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Position lamp (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.079% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.55% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.16% fail on Horn
      • 0.079% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.079% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.079% fail on Switch
  • 22% fail on Body, chassis, structure (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 10% fail on Transmission (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 9.8% fail on Joints (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Flexible couplings (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.31% fail on Joints
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust system (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Chassis (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Chassis condition (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.079% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.71% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.39% fail on Door condition
      • 0.24% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
        • 0.079% fail on Catch
      • 0.079% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.079% fail on Door condition
    • 0.63% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.55% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.079% fail on Hose
    • 0.39% fail on Seats
      • 0.39% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.24% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.079% fail on Bracket
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.079% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.079% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.16% fail on Undertray
    • 0.079% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.079% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.079% fail on Floor
    • 0.079% fail on Cabs
      • 0.079% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 22% fail on Brakes (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (97% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 5.0% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Rbt (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.55% fail on Plate brake tester (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance (18 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.079% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.079% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.94% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.94% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Lever
        • 0.079% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (85% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Air and vacuum systems (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Servos (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.24% fail on Lever
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.079% fail on Pedal
      • 0.079% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.079% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.079% fail on Brake fluid
  • 9.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.079% fail on Size/type
  • 8.5% fail on Steering (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Steering gear (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Steering rack (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Operation (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.87% fail on Power steering (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Other components
      • 0.31% fail on Operation
      • 0.31% fail on Rams (17 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Steering play
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
  • 6.0% fail on Visibility (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on View to rear
      • 0.71% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.39% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.39% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.079% fail on Window
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (48% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Compression ignition (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.079% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.079% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.079% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.079% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.079% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (79% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (66% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Catalyst emissions (92% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested (83% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.079% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.079% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.94% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements
    • 0.87% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
  • 0.16% fail on Seat belt installation check (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Belt(s)/padding (17 times worse than other 2003 cars)
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