SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2016
83.2% pass rate
from 4,065 tests in 2020
(18% worse than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Alhambra is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.6% fail on Tyres (78% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (25% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Visibility (1.8% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (8.5% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Washers (64% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on View to rear (86% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Mirrors (90% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Bonnet (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (22% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (13% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.59% fail on Direction indicators (92% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Flashing type (92% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters (94% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Individual direction indicators (99% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Headlamps (34% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.17% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (34% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.098% fail on Rear fog lamp (33% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Electrical equipment (26% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Horn (85% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 0.025% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 2.2% fail on Brakes (14% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (11% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (16% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (17% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs and drums (7.5% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Brake discs (7.7% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance (11% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt (8.5% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance (3.8% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake imbalance (4.3% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Brake performance not tested (30% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (19% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Rbt (sp) (12% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.049% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (71% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Parking brake control (2.3% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Electronic parking brake (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.049% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (14% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic braking system
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.025% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
  • 1.7% fail on Suspension (33% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint (6.0% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (30% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Springs (88% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Coil spring (88% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Mounting
    • 0.074% fail on Other suspension component (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.049% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 1.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (70% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Exhaust emissions (73% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.025% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.025% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.37% fail on Spark ignition (15% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (64% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.025% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.025% fail on Undertray
  • 0.49% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts (70% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (27% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Requirements (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Airbags
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels (76% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Condition
  • 0.22% fail on Body, chassis, structure (39% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Exhaust system (52% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Doors (79% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.025% fail on Hinge
      • 0.025% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.025% fail on Door condition
    • 0.049% fail on Seats (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.025% fail on Tank
    • 0.025% fail on Body
      • 0.025% fail on Other body component
    • 0.025% fail on Undertray
  • 0.12% fail on Steering (31% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Electronic power steering (16 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.025% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.025% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.025% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.025% fail on Steering play
      • 0.025% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.098% fail on Identification of the vehicle (49% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Registration plates (49% better than other 2016 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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