SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2008
55.9% pass rate
from 888 tests in 2017
(19% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 13% fail on Position lamps (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Front lamps (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.79% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.79% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.68% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.45% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.45% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.34% fail on Electrical wiring (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Battery
    • 0.23% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 21% fail on Suspension (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage condition
    • 7.9% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Front drive shafts (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 3.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Location
    • 2.0% fail on Macpherson strut (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.45% fail on Front
      • 0.23% fail on Rear
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Subframe mounting
  • 13% fail on Brakes (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Brake performance (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Rear wheels (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.23% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.90% fail on Brake calipers (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.4% fail on Components
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pipes
      • 0.23% fail on Leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 0.79% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on ABS
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.23% fail on Cable
    • 0.23% fail on Restricted movement
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.56% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Cap
  • 2.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.23% fail on Steering arm
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (96% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.45% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.45% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.79% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.45% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Drivers
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Drivers
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.68% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
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