SEAT Altea MOT Results

Registered in 2005
52.6% pass rate
from 2,400 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Suspension (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Coil springs (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Condition (84% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Location
    • 8.7% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Front drive shafts (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 8.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Couplings
        • 0.042% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.083% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.083% fail on Drive shafts
    • 8.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (54% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (75% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on Wheel bearings (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Rear
      • 0.29% fail on Front
    • 0.67% fail on Shock absorbers (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Front suspension joints (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.042% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.042% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.042% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.042% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (10% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Headlamp aim (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.1% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp (25% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (52% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (92% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Fog lamp (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (42% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps (38% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Horn
    • 0.42% fail on Battery
    • 0.13% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.083% fail on Switch
      • 0.042% fail on Lamp
    • 0.042% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.042% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.042% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 16% fail on Brakes (16% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Rear wheels (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front wheels (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.54% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.083% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.8% fail on Hub components (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Brake pads (84% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.29% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.042% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.042% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.8% fail on ABS (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Components (60% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Hoses
        • 0.17% fail on Pipes (94% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Servos (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.25% fail on Leaks
    • 0.71% fail on Restricted movement (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Electronic stability system (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Air and vacuum systems (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (31 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Components
        • 0.042% fail on Pipes
        • 0.042% fail on Servos
      • 0.042% fail on Operation
      • 0.042% fail on Leaks
    • 0.042% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.042% fail on Pedal
        • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.042% fail on Cable
  • 10% fail on Tyres (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 7.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.58% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.042% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.042% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (87% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.38% fail on Seat belts (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.042% fail on Requirements
  • 3.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (25% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (65% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.38% fail on System
      • 0.042% fail on Pipe
      • 0.042% fail on Cap
    • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.92% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Steering system (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.042% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.42% fail on Power steering
      • 0.42% fail on Electronic power steering (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.88% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.67% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Body condition
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.13% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.042% fail on Load security
      • 0.042% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.042% fail on Condition
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