SEAT Altea XL MOT Results

Registered in 2008
57.7% pass rate
from 437 tests in 2020
(6.3% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea XL is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (89% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
    • 5.9% fail on Springs (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Coil springs (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Coil spring (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Shock absorbers (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms (21% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Pins and bushes (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.46% fail on Other suspension component (50% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (0.70% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Stop lamp (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (8.0% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (1.1% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (34% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Side repeaters (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Individual direction indicators (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (60% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Rear fog lamp (60% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.23% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 0.23% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.23% fail on Horn
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (82% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Transmission (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Joints (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system (69% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Fuel system (91% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Hose
      • 0.23% fail on System
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
  • 10% fail on Brakes (4.3% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance (15% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (77% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance (8.6% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (11% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (6.5% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (15% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (24% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (sp) (22% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance (5.2% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (10% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (9.7% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.23% fail on Lever
    • 0.69% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (12% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Anti-lock braking system (9.5% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.23% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.23% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres (15% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition (12% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 6.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Compression ignition (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Spark ignition (16% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (2.5% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (28% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Emissions not tested (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (3.8% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.23% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Requirements
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Steering linkage components (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Track rod end (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.23% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.46% fail on Identification of the vehicle (10% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plates (9.9% better than other 2008 cars)
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