SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2009
55.5% pass rate
from 604 tests in 2020
(19% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Position lamp (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.66% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.33% fail on Trailer electrical socket (28 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 5.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Pins and bushes (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.66% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.66% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.99% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.3% fail on Springs
      • 4.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.3% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.3% fail on Macpherson strut (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (25 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Macpherson strut (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.83% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.66% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint dust cover (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.33% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.33% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Brakes (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 3.8% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.17% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.33% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.50% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.33% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.33% fail on Lever (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.83% fail on Electronic stability control (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.66% fail on Flexible brake hoses (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.33% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.17% fail on Lever
    • 0.17% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.17% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Additional braking device
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.33% fail on Joints
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Seats (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Driver's seat (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.66% fail on Doors
      • 0.33% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.33% fail on Door condition
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
      • 0.17% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
    • 0.50% fail on Integral vehicle structure (15 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (22 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.17% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Panel
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.50% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.33% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.33% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.33% fail on View to rear
      • 0.33% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.8% fail on Compression ignition (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.99% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.66% fail on Emissions not tested (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.50% fail on Spark ignition (76% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.8% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.3% fail on Steering gear (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.50% fail on Requirements (27 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
  • 0.66% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.66% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
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