SEAT Altea MOT Results

Registered in 2004
51.7% pass rate
from 1,324 tests in 2017
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.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.8% fail on Headlamp aim (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.4% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Front lamps (41% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (32% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (90% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Fog lamp (95% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type (52% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.076% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.5% fail on Horn (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Battery
    • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.23% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
      • 0.076% fail on Lamp
  • 24% fail on Suspension (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (83% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.076% fail on Condition
    • 8.5% fail on Coil springs (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Condition (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Front drive shafts (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.91% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.60% fail on Rear
      • 0.30% fail on Front
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Front suspension joints (79% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.076% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.076% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.076% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.076% fail on Spring mounting
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
    • 4.2% fail on Hub components
      • 3.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.68% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.38% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.076% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Components (54% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses (92% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Pipes (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Leaks
      • 0.076% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.3% fail on ABS
    • 0.68% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.45% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.15% fail on Parking brake (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.076% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.076% fail on Pedal
        • 0.076% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.076% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.076% fail on Operation
  • 12% fail on Tyres (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Condition (83% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.076% fail on Size/type
  • 7.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.53% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.076% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.23% fail on System
  • 3.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.76% fail on Body condition
    • 0.15% fail on Load security
      • 0.076% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.076% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.076% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.076% fail on Doors
      • 0.076% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.076% fail on Seats
      • 0.076% fail on Passengers
  • 0.83% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.68% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering
      • 0.38% fail on Electronic power steering (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Steering system (95% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
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