SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2004
47.1% pass rate
from 1,731 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Suspension (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (99% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (76% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.58% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.40% fail on Anti-roll bar (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 9.6% fail on Suspension arms (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Pins and bushes (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 9.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Springs
      • 3.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.3% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.17% fail on Mounting
      • 0.058% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.7% fail on Macpherson strut (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (21 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Sub-frame
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.23% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint
  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps (59% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Position lamp (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (37% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (55% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Individual direction indicators (64% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Side repeaters (66% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.058% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.058% fail on Switch
    • 0.81% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.46% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.17% fail on Trailer electrical socket (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 0.058% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.058% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 20% fail on Body, chassis, structure (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.5% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Drive shaft (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Flexible couplings (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.46% fail on Joints (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Chassis (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Chassis condition (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
      • 0.23% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
    • 0.52% fail on Seats
      • 0.35% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.35% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.29% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Panel
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
      • 0.058% fail on Body condition
    • 0.29% fail on Cabs (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.058% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.058% fail on Carrier
    • 0.12% fail on Floor
    • 0.058% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.058% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.058% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.058% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.058% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.058% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.058% fail on Undertray
  • 19% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Brake performance (29% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (71% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 4.2% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.17% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.058% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.058% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.98% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.98% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (79% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (41% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.35% fail on Cable
        • 0.058% fail on Lever
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.7% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.35% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Operation
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.058% fail on Servos
      • 0.058% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.058% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.12% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Size/type
  • 6.5% fail on Steering (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.058% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.52% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Other components
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Rams (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Steering play
      • 0.29% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.058% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility (49% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on View to rear
      • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.058% fail on Driver's view
  • 3.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.4% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (91% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pre-tensioners (28 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (60% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Airbags
      • 0.058% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (54% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.92% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.46% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Emission control equipment (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.058% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.058% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.058% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.75% fail on Spark ignition (87% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Catalyst emissions (87% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (92% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.40% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.058% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.058% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.058% fail on Undertray
  • 0.98% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.98% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
  • 0.058% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.058% fail on Anchorages
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