SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2008
50.1% pass rate
from 887 tests in 2020
(25% 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.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (23 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.4% fail on Suspension arms (70% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Pins and bushes (93% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
    • 5.3% fail on Springs
      • 5.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 5.2% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.11% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on Macpherson strut (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.45% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.34% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.2% fail on Position lamps (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Position lamp (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.11% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.79% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters
      • 0.11% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.11% fail on Arm
    • 0.34% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.23% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.11% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 9.7% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Other passenger's door (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Front passenger's door (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
    • 0.56% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Passenger's seat (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.56% fail on Boot lid (21 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Boot lid condition (20 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.45% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.23% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on System
    • 0.34% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Chassis condition (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Bracket
  • 15% fail on Brakes (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.68% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Cable
        • 0.34% fail on Linkage (53 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Relay lever
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.79% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.23% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Rigid brake pipes (82% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.45% fail on Size/type
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.68% fail on Driver's view (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on View to rear
      • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.34% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.5% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition (67% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.11% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.56% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
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