SEAT Altea XL MOT Results

Registered in 2008
53.3% pass rate
from 480 tests in 2020
(18% 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.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint
    • 7.3% fail on Springs
      • 7.3% fail on Coil springs (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Coil spring (55% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.21% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.21% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.21% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.21% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.9% fail on Stop lamp (89% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.42% fail on Direction indicators (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Flashing type (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.42% fail on Hazard warning (16 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Switch (16 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.21% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.21% fail on Horn
    • 0.21% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure (84% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Transmission (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Drive shafts (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Joints (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.83% fail on Doors
      • 0.83% fail on Other passenger's door (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Body
      • 0.42% fail on Other body component
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.21% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.21% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes
    • 5.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (68% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (89% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Brake pads (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.21% fail on Lever
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.63% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.42% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.42% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt
          • 0.42% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.21% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.21% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 6.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.6% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.42% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.63% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
  • 0.63% fail on Steering
    • 0.42% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.21% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.21% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.21% fail on Steering play
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.42% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
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