SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2007
51.3% pass rate
from 990 tests in 2020
(15% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (42% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage
    • 6.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Springs
      • 4.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.3% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.10% fail on Mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Macpherson strut (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (20 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.51% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.30% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.6% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp (39% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (54% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.40% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.20% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.20% fail on Horn
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 9.5% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.20% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.20% fail on Joints
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust system (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Driver's door (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Hinge (49 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Front passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition
    • 0.91% fail on Integral vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Chassis condition (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.30% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.10% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.10% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.10% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.10% fail on Load security
      • 0.10% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.10% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.10% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.10% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.10% fail on Cabs
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 15% fail on Brakes (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Plate brake tester (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.91% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.10% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.61% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Linkage
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.71% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.81% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.51% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Air and vacuum systems (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Servos (23 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.30% fail on Lever
    • 0.20% fail on Rigid brake pipes (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.10% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.10% fail on Additional braking device
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Size/type
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (52% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.30% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.7% fail on Compression ignition (73% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.10% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.10% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.91% fail on Spark ignition (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Catalyst emissions (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.10% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.10% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
    • 0.81% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Airbags (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Drivers airbag (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.10% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
      • 0.20% fail on Other components
      • 0.10% fail on Rams
    • 0.10% fail on Steering play
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.30% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
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