SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2010
56.6% pass rate
from 502 tests in 2020
(26% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (59% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Side repeaters (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 6.6% fail on Headlamp aim (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.60% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.20% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.20% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.20% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.20% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 17% fail on Suspension (53% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Pins and bushes (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Suspension arms (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.20% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.6% fail on Springs (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (58% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring (58% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.60% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.20% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (72% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.40% fail on View to rear
      • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.00% fail on Transmission
      • 1.00% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.00% fail on Joints
    • 0.60% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Other passenger's door (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
    • 0.60% fail on Seats (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's seat (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.40% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Tank
      • 0.20% fail on System
    • 0.20% fail on Chassis
      • 0.20% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.20% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.20% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.20% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.20% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Other body component
  • 4.8% fail on Brakes
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.00% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.00% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.40% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.40% fail on Cable (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.40% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.80% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.80% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.40% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.40% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.20% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 2.0% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering gear (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.60% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.20% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.20% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
Read the Honest John Review

  • SEAT Alhambra (2010 - 2020)
    Proper seven-seat practicality which is more than you can say for most SUVs, practical and spacious even with all seven seats occupied, sliding rear doors are a real boon especially the electric versions.
  • 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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