SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2006
48.7% pass rate
from 1,071 tests in 2020
(16% worse than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (87% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.093% fail on Linkage
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.1% fail on Pins and bushes (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
    • 5.7% fail on Springs
      • 5.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 5.6% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.093% fail on Mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Pins and bushes (14 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Macpherson strut (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.84% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.75% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.56% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.56% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.093% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.093% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.093% fail on Axles
      • 0.093% fail on Axle
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 11% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 11% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 10% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.28% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.28% fail on Joints
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system (53% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Chassis (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis condition (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Doors (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.37% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
      • 0.28% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
    • 0.65% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.56% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.093% fail on Pipe
    • 0.19% fail on Body
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component
    • 0.19% fail on Floor (17 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.093% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.093% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.19% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.19% fail on Boot lid condition (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.093% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.093% fail on Bracket
    • 0.093% fail on Undertray
  • 17% fail on Brakes (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Brake performance (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 4.8% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.093% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.093% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.65% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Lever
        • 0.19% fail on Linkage (18 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Pivot
        • 0.093% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.56% fail on Brake linings and pads (78% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Brake pads (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.84% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.37% fail on Lever
    • 0.19% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.093% fail on Leaks
      • 0.093% fail on Servos
    • 0.093% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.093% fail on Valves
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Position lamp (64% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.093% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.84% fail on Direction indicators (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Flashing type (71% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Individual direction indicators (69% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters
      • 0.093% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.093% fail on Switch
    • 0.65% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.28% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.19% fail on Horn
    • 0.093% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.093% fail on Switch
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.093% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (30% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.84% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.84% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Emission control equipment (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Catalytic converter (23 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition (58% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.093% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.093% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.093% fail on Other leaks
  • 4.0% fail on Visibility (41% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on View to rear
      • 0.65% fail on Mirrors (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.47% fail on Windscreen (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.093% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (76% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
      • 0.19% fail on Requirements
    • 0.93% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Operation
    • 0.56% fail on Power steering
      • 0.28% fail on Other components
      • 0.19% fail on Rams (15 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Operation
    • 0.37% fail on Steering linkage components (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Steering play
      • 0.093% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.37% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
  • 0.093% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.093% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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