SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2005
49.8% pass rate
from 1,278 tests in 2017
(12% 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.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 13% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 12% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 12% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.078% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.078% fail on Drive shafts
    • 8.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage condition
    • 5.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.7% fail on Condition
      • 0.078% fail on Location
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.6% fail on Macpherson strut (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Front suspension joints (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Component mounting (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Subframe mounting (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.70% fail on Rear
      • 0.55% fail on Front
    • 0.23% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.078% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.078% fail on Condition
  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 12% fail on Position lamps (95% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Front lamps (72% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.1% fail on Stop lamp (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (42% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.078% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.078% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.94% fail on Battery
    • 0.94% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.94% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.078% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.86% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Individual lamps (72% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.078% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.078% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.16% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 0.078% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.078% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.078% fail on Horn
    • 0.078% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 18% fail on Brakes (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Brake performance (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Parking brake performance (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 8.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Components (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Pipes (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Servos
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.23% fail on Leaks
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.78% fail on Brake calipers (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.2% fail on ABS
    • 0.55% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.47% fail on Cable
      • 0.078% fail on Lever
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.078% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.078% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.078% fail on Pedal
        • 0.078% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.078% fail on Operation
      • 0.078% fail on Components
        • 0.078% fail on Servos
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 5.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.23% fail on Emissions (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.078% fail on Cap
      • 0.078% fail on System
  • 4.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (39% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (39% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Mirrors (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.39% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.86% fail on Vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Seats
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers
    • 0.16% fail on Spare wheel (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.078% fail on Body security
  • 2.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Track rod end (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.078% fail on Free play
        • 0.078% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.078% fail on Power steering
      • 0.078% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.31% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Installation check
        • 0.078% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.31% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (76% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.78% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.078% fail on Condition
  • 0.078% fail on Towbars
    • 0.078% fail on Towbar
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