SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2005
46.5% pass rate
from 1,200 tests in 2020
(17% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Suspension (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
    • 6.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Springs
      • 4.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.4% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.083% fail on Mounting
      • 0.083% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.4% fail on Macpherson strut (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Other suspension component
    • 1.0% fail on Sub-frames (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.083% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.17% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Position lamps (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Position lamp (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment (94% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Trailer electrical socket (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.17% fail on Horn
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type (45% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Individual direction indicators (56% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.083% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.083% fail on Switch
    • 0.67% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.083% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.083% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 21% fail on Body, chassis, structure (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 12% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 12% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 12% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.67% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Chassis (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Chassis condition (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Door condition
        • 0.083% fail on Catch
      • 0.42% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.42% fail on Door condition
    • 0.67% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.58% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on System
    • 0.33% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.17% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.25% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Panel
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.083% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.083% fail on Bracket
    • 0.083% fail on Cabs
      • 0.083% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 20% fail on Brakes (48% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (55% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (93% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.083% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.083% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.17% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.083% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.083% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.92% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 7.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.50% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.33% fail on Cable
        • 0.17% fail on Lever
    • 2.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.33% fail on Lever
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
      • 0.083% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.083% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.083% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.17% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.083% fail on Other components
      • 0.083% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.083% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.083% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.67% fail on Size/type
  • 7.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.67% fail on View to rear
      • 0.67% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.083% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.42% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.42% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.083% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.1% fail on Steering
    • 3.3% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.083% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.58% fail on Power steering
      • 0.42% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
  • 5.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Requirements (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.083% fail on Airbags
      • 0.083% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 3.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.083% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.083% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.083% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.083% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (70% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.17% fail on Catalyst emissions (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.083% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.75% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.083% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment
  • 0.083% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.083% fail on Anchorages
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