SEAT Altea MOT Results

Registered in 2006
55.5% pass rate
from 3,407 tests in 2017
(5.9% worse than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (32% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Coil springs (54% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Condition (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Front drive shafts (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 7.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.088% fail on Drive shafts
    • 7.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (83% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.26% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.91% fail on Rear
      • 0.32% fail on Front
    • 0.47% fail on Front suspension joints (52% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.088% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.029% fail on Condition
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
    • 0.088% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.088% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.088% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Component mounting (74% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.059% fail on Condition
    • 0.029% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.029% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.029% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.029% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (24% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Headlamp aim (40% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps (18% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear lamps (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Front lamps (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.029% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.88% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.85% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.088% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.62% fail on Direction indicators (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Flashing type (76% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Individual lamps (71% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Switch
    • 0.44% fail on Battery
    • 0.32% fail on Horn
    • 0.088% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.029% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.029% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.029% fail on Lamp
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Rear wheels (53% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.41% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.029% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.029% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Hub components (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (58% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.088% fail on Brake back plates (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.4% fail on ABS (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Hydraulic systems (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Components (82% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Hoses
        • 0.12% fail on Pipes (95% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Servos
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks
      • 0.059% fail on Operation
      • 0.029% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
      • 0.029% fail on Fitment
    • 0.53% fail on Restricted movement (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.088% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.088% fail on Cable
    • 0.059% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.059% fail on Pedal
        • 0.059% fail on Condition
  • 10% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (12 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
    • 0.029% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.32% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
      • 0.029% fail on Installation check
        • 0.029% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.47% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.088% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (47% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Emissions (70% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.41% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on System
      • 0.088% fail on Cap
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.65% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Steering system (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Steering rack (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.47% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.088% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.059% fail on Drivers
    • 0.12% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Load security (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Bootlid (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.059% fail on Road Wheels (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Attachment (81% better than other 2006 cars)
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