SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2003
45.3% pass rate
from 1,625 tests in 2017
(13% 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.

  • 32% fail on Suspension (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front drive shafts (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 11% fail on Constant velocity joints (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Couplings
      • 0.18% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts
    • 9.7% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Subframe mounting (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Component mounting (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Spring mounting
    • 9.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 4.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Location
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment
    • 3.6% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Front suspension joints (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.18% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.062% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment
    • 0.062% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.062% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.062% fail on Axles
      • 0.062% fail on Axle beam
  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 13% fail on Position lamps (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 10% fail on Front lamps (84% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Rear lamps (92% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on All position lamps
    • 8.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps (33% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp (33% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.062% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.062% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (38% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (69% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Tell tales (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Battery
    • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Fog lamp (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.062% fail on Horn
  • 21% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 10% fail on Components (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Pipes (80% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Hoses (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.062% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.37% fail on Leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.062% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Parking brake performance (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Rear wheels (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.92% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.49% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.062% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Brake calipers (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on ABS (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.43% fail on Cable
      • 0.062% fail on Linkage
      • 0.062% fail on Lever
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.062% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.062% fail on Pedal
        • 0.062% fail on Condition
    • 0.062% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.062% fail on Components
        • 0.062% fail on Pipes
    • 0.062% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.062% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 9.5% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.49% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.1% fail on Steering (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Steering system (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.25% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.18% fail on Free play
        • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.31% fail on Steering operation (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.062% fail on Other components
  • 6.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust system (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.49% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on Cap
      • 0.25% fail on System
    • 0.43% fail on Emissions (87% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 5.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Body condition (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Doors
      • 0.37% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers
    • 0.55% fail on Seats
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers
    • 0.062% fail on Body security
  • 5.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (44% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.55% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
      • 0.37% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.68% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (52% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment
    • 0.062% fail on Condition
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