SEAT Alhambra MOT Results

Registered in 2016
78.7% pass rate
from 4,498 tests in 2020
(74% 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.

  • 8.8% fail on Visibility (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Wipers (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Washers
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.067% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.022% fail on View to rear
      • 0.022% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (50% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Size/type
    • 0.022% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.98% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.022% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.44% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.044% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.18% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.022% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.18% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Stop lamp (66% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.089% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.044% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.067% fail on Horn
      • 0.022% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.067% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (75% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.022% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 2.3% fail on Brakes
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.38% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.38% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.24% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt
          • 0.089% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.089% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.089% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.044% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.022% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.022% fail on Rbt
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic parking brake (11 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.067% fail on Brake fluid (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.022% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.022% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.022% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 1.2% fail on Suspension (95% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Pins and bushes (14 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.089% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.067% fail on Other suspension component (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.044% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.022% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.022% fail on Springs
      • 0.022% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.022% fail on Coil spring
  • 0.53% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.40% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.33% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.067% fail on Emissions not tested (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.067% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.044% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.022% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.089% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.067% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.044% fail on Noise suppression (10 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Undertray (13 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.33% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.067% fail on Body
      • 0.067% fail on Other body component
    • 0.067% fail on Seats
      • 0.044% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.022% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.067% fail on Undertray (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.044% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.022% fail on Transmission
      • 0.022% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.022% fail on Joints
    • 0.022% fail on Doors
      • 0.022% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.022% fail on Hinge
  • 0.29% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
  • 0.022% fail on Steering
    • 0.022% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.022% fail on Track rod end
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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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