SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2012
72.6% pass rate
from 1,639 tests in 2020
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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.4% fail on Tyres (67% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.12% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 7.6% fail on Suspension
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Springs (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Coil springs (72% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Coil spring (72% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Mounting (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.55% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.061% fail on Linkage
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.061% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.061% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.061% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (22% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.73% fail on Headlamps (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.061% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.61% fail on Stop lamp (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Reversing lamps (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Reversing lamps (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.18% fail on Horn
      • 0.061% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.061% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Compression ignition (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.1% fail on Brakes (41% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.55% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.55% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.73% fail on Brake performance (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.061% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.061% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.061% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.061% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.061% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.061% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.061% fail on Brake fluid
  • 2.4% fail on Visibility (42% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.49% fail on Washers (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.061% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.061% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.55% fail on Body, chassis, structure (68% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Transmission (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.18% fail on Joints
    • 0.12% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
    • 0.061% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.061% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.061% fail on Doors
      • 0.061% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.061% fail on Door condition
    • 0.061% fail on Undertray
  • 0.31% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.24% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.061% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.061% fail on Condition
  • 0.24% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.12% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering linkage components (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.061% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 0.061% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.061% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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  • 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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