SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2010
67.5% pass rate
from 471 tests in 2017
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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (46% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Position lamps (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Front lamps (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear lamps (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Individual lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Battery
  • 13% fail on Suspension (57% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Macpherson strut (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Front (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear
    • 0.85% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.64% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
    • 0.64% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.64% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.64% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.21% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.64% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Brakes
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.64% fail on Brake calipers (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.64% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.42% fail on Components
        • 0.42% fail on Hoses
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.21% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.21% fail on Cable
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
  • 3.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.42% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.85% fail on Emissions not tested (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on System
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Free play
        • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.21% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.21% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.21% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
  • 1.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
    • 0.64% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.64% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Passengers other (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Body condition
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers
    • 0.21% fail on Load security
      • 0.21% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.42% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
Read the Honest John Review

  • SEAT Alhambra (2010 - 2020)
    Sliding side doors as standard. Very spacious with a good quality interior. Frugal and low CO2 TDI engines. Sister car to the new Volkswagen Sharan but better value.
  • SEAT Alhambra (1996 - 2010)
    True seven-seater with more cheerful trim than its VW Sharan and Ford Galaxy equivalents. Good car-like drive.

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