SEAT Altea XL MOT Results

Registered in 2007
56.1% pass rate
from 358 tests in 2020
(4.9% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea XL is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (13% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Springs (67% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Coil springs (67% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Coil spring (68% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (22% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Ball joint (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes (26% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Ball joint (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Other suspension component (83% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (1.8% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (20% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (54% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on All direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Side repeaters (7.7% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Electrical equipment (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Horn (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.28% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.28% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (42% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Transmission (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Joints (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.28% fail on Joints
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system (9.4% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Doors (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
      • 0.28% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
    • 0.28% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.28% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Other body component
    • 0.28% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.28% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.28% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes (17% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance (14% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake imbalance (8.6% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (21% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (16% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt
          • 0.28% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (22% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (13% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (64% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (33% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Electronic stability control (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres (10% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth (4.9% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 6.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Airbags (16 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Drivers airbag (18 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (13% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (20% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Spark ignition (49% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (39% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (54% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.3% fail on Visibility (15% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Washers (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Wipers (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Electronic power steering (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.28% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.28% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.84% fail on Identification of the vehicle (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plates (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels (6.8% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
  • 0.28% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.28% fail on Anchorages
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