SEAT Altea MOT Results

Registered in 2005
50.9% pass rate
from 2,196 tests in 2020
(6.9% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 8.4% fail on Springs (99% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Coil springs (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 8.4% fail on Coil spring (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Mounting
    • 8.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage
      • 0.046% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Pins and bushes (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.87% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.73% fail on Wheel bearings (52% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.046% fail on Axles
      • 0.046% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.046% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.046% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.046% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Position lamp (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.046% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.41% fail on Horn
      • 0.32% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.091% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.091% fail on Switch
    • 0.046% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.046% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.091% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.046% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.046% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (50% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt (62% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.64% fail on Parking brake performance (56% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.091% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.046% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.73% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.32% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.046% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.046% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.046% fail on Cable
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.77% fail on Electronic stability control (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Flexible brake hoses (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.27% fail on Air and vacuum systems (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Servos (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Leaks
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.18% fail on Lever
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.091% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.046% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.046% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.046% fail on Other components
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Transmission (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 9.1% fail on Joints (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Drive shaft (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Body
      • 0.27% fail on Panel
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on System
      • 0.091% fail on Pipe
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.046% fail on Bracket
    • 0.091% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.091% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.091% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.046% fail on Chassis
      • 0.046% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.046% fail on Doors
      • 0.046% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.046% fail on Door condition
    • 0.046% fail on Undertray
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Spark ignition (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 4.5% fail on Compression ignition (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.046% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.046% fail on Other leaks
  • 9.7% fail on Tyres (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.9% fail on Condition (56% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Size/type
  • 6.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.091% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.091% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.046% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Airbags
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Electronic power steering (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Steering linkage components (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.32% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.27% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.046% fail on Operation
    • 0.046% fail on Power steering
      • 0.046% fail on Operation
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.091% fail on Condition
  • 0.091% fail on Seat belt installation check (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Belt(s)/padding (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
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