SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2012
72.5% pass rate
from 1,532 tests in 2020
(1.4% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.3% fail on Tyres (61% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (12% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Size/type
  • 8.7% fail on Suspension (10% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Anti-roll bars (20% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage ball joints (34% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (11% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover (76% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.85% fail on Springs (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Coil springs (75% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Coil spring (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Shock absorbers (29% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Wheel bearings (8.1% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.065% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component (1.9% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 7.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators (68% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type (68% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Individual direction indicators (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (6.4% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (10% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.065% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.46% fail on Reversing lamps (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Reversing lamps (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (23% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp (23% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp (22% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical equipment (1.3% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Horn (44% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.065% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.065% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.065% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (5.3% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition (31% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.065% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.1% fail on Brakes (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (35% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (33% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (33% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs and drums (52% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Brake performance (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (85% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.065% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.065% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.065% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.065% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.065% fail on Rbt
          • 0.065% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.46% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (67% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Anti-lock braking system (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Electronic stability control (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake control (43% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Electronic parking brake (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Servos
      • 0.065% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.065% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.2% fail on Visibility (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (38% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Washers (93% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.065% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.065% fail on View to rear
      • 0.065% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.98% fail on Body, chassis, structure (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Transmission (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Drive shafts (46% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Joints (53% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.26% fail on Exhaust system (69% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.065% fail on Hose
    • 0.065% fail on Body
      • 0.065% fail on Panel
    • 0.065% fail on Doors
      • 0.065% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.065% fail on Door condition
    • 0.065% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.065% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.65% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (17% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts (18% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (11% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Identification of the vehicle (68% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plates (68% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.13% fail on Steering (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.065% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.065% fail on Steering play
      • 0.065% fail on Steering box
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment (46% better than other 2012 cars)
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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