SEAT Altea MOT Results

Registered in 2006
52.6% pass rate
from 3,443 tests in 2020
(7.8% 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.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bar (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage
      • 0.058% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 8.5% fail on Springs (95% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Coil springs (96% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 8.5% fail on Coil spring (97% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.58% fail on Wheel bearings (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.058% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.058% fail on Other suspension component (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.058% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (93% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Stop lamp (31% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (26% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.029% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (56% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Individual direction indicators (57% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (63% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.029% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.99% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.058% fail on Switch
    • 0.70% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.35% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.26% fail on Horn
      • 0.087% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 0.087% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.087% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes (17% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.81% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.087% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.15% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.087% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.058% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.96% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.76% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (57% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.29% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.17% fail on Cable
        • 0.087% fail on Lever
        • 0.029% fail on Pivot
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.64% fail on Electronic stability control (99% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.087% fail on Pedal
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.32% fail on Lever
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.087% fail on Valves (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Servos
      • 0.029% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.12% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.058% fail on Servos
      • 0.029% fail on Operation
      • 0.029% fail on Leaks
    • 0.029% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.029% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.029% fail on Other components
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.029% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.35% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.35% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.49% fail on Body (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Other body component
    • 0.35% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.058% fail on System
      • 0.029% fail on Tank
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
      • 0.087% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.087% fail on Door condition
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
    • 0.058% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.058% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.029% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.029% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.029% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (73% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Spark ignition (53% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (96% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Non catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.029% fail on NOx sensor
      • 4.2% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.087% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.087% fail on Fluid leaks (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Engine oil leaks (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.058% fail on Undertray
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 7.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Seat belts (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
      • 0.058% fail on Requirements
    • 0.26% fail on Airbags (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Drivers airbag (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.35% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.029% fail on Window
    • 0.15% fail on View to rear
      • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.029% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.73% fail on Steering (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Steering linkage components (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.029% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.029% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.29% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.029% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.029% fail on Power steering
      • 0.029% fail on Operation
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.029% fail on Condition
  • 0.029% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.029% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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