SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2011
66.9% pass rate
from 1,413 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.071% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.42% fail on Springs (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Coil springs (87% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Coil spring (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Shock absorbers (62% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.071% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.071% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.071% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.071% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres (50% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 9.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators (93% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type (93% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Individual direction indicators (82% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.99% fail on Stop lamp (57% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.50% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.42% fail on Horn
      • 0.071% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.42% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.42% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Compression ignition (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.071% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.071% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.071% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.99% fail on Washers (50% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes (54% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.50% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.78% fail on Brake performance (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (85% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.071% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.071% fail on Pedal
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.50% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Other passenger's door (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Door condition (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Exhaust system (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Transmission (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Joints (75% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.071% fail on Tank
      • 0.071% fail on Pipe
    • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting condition (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.071% fail on Passenger compartment
    • 0.071% fail on Undertray
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (95% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.071% fail on Attachment
  • 0.50% fail on Steering (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.42% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.071% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.071% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
  • 0.21% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plates
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.

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