SEAT Altea XL MOT Results

Registered in 2009
60.3% pass rate
from 287 tests in 2020
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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea XL is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 8.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 5.2% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Springs
      • 4.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.5% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.70% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.35% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.70% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.35% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.35% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.35% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.35% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.35% fail on Horn
  • 9.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Compression ignition (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 8.4% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.70% fail on Emissions not tested (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.35% fail on Undertray
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
  • 6.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.9% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Drive shafts (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Joints (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.35% fail on Prop shaft
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.35% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.35% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.35% fail on Undertray
  • 5.6% fail on Brakes
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.70% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.70% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt
          • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.35% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.35% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.35% fail on Lever
    • 0.35% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.35% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.35% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.35% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.0% fail on Driver's view (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.70% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.70% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.70% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
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