SEAT Altea XL MOT Results

Registered in 2013
71.9% pass rate
from 263 tests in 2020
(6.8% worse than other 2013 cars)
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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea XL is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (43% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (36% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (66% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (53% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (53% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.38% fail on Horn
    • 0.38% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.38% fail on Switch
  • 8.4% fail on Suspension (41% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Springs (63% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Coil springs (63% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Coil spring (64% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.38% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres (57% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (68% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth (38% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 6.5% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (59% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (16% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads (17% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (82% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Brake drums
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance (55% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (94% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (98% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.76% fail on Service brake performance (6.3% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.76% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (95% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.76% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.38% fail on Pedal
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility (34% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (36% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (28% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (27% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Exhaust system (27% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Transmission
      • 0.38% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.38% fail on Joints
    • 0.38% fail on Doors
      • 0.38% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.38% fail on Door condition
  • 1.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (16% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Exhaust emissions (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Spark ignition (3.4% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (66% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.38% fail on Undertray
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