SEAT Altea MOT Results

Registered in 2004
46.6% pass rate
from 1,100 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.2% fail on Stop lamp (61% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamp aim (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Headlamp aim (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.36% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Horn (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.091% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.091% fail on Switch
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 9.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.27% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.091% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.091% fail on Linkage
      • 0.091% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 7.5% fail on Springs (92% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Coil springs (95% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Coil spring (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.36% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (79% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.091% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.091% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.091% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 8.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Service brake performance (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (86% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 5.1% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.64% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.18% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (15 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.091% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.82% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.091% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.091% fail on Lever
    • 2.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (77% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.82% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.45% fail on Rigid brake pipes (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.36% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.27% fail on Air and vacuum systems (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Servos (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Leaks
    • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.091% fail on Servos
    • 0.27% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.091% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.091% fail on Lever
    • 0.091% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.091% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 14% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Spark ignition (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.91% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 5.0% fail on Compression ignition (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.091% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.091% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.091% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.091% fail on Undertray
  • 11% fail on Tyres (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.091% fail on Size/type
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 7.5% fail on Transmission (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 7.2% fail on Joints (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.18% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.18% fail on Joints
      • 0.091% fail on Belts
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (63% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Other body component
    • 0.55% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe
      • 0.18% fail on System
      • 0.091% fail on Hose
      • 0.091% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.45% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition
      • 0.091% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.091% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.18% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.091% fail on Load security
      • 0.091% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.091% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.091% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.091% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 6.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.091% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.091% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (77% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Seat belts (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Airbags
      • 0.27% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.091% fail on Power steering
      • 0.091% fail on Operation
  • 0.91% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
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