SEAT Altea XL MOT Results

Registered in 2012
72.1% pass rate
from 147 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea XL is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on All direction indicators (21 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.68% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.68% fail on Horn
  • 8.8% fail on Brakes
    • 8.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.68% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance
  • 7.5% fail on Suspension
    • 4.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.68% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.68% fail on Springs
      • 0.68% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.68% fail on Coil spring
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.7% fail on Compression ignition (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.68% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.68% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.68% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.68% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.68% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.68% fail on Washers
  • 2.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.4% fail on Bumpers (19 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.4% fail on Joints
    • 0.68% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.68% fail on Steering
    • 0.68% fail on Steering play
      • 0.68% fail on Steering rack
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