SEAT Altea MOT Results

Registered in 2007
58.6% pass rate
from 3,905 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (21% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Coil springs (71% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Condition (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (67% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.077% fail on Condition
    • 4.0% fail on Drive shafts (67% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Front drive shafts (69% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.026% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.00% fail on Suspension arms (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.28% fail on Front
      • 0.23% fail on Rear
    • 0.49% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.051% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.026% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.026% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.026% fail on Component mounting
  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (19% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Headlamp aim (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps (29% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Rear lamps (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Front lamps (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.026% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.026% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (53% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Individual lamps (48% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (64% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.46% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.026% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.26% fail on Battery
    • 0.23% fail on Horn
    • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.077% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.051% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.051% fail on Switch
    • 0.026% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.026% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 11% fail on Brakes (13% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Brake performance (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Rear wheels (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.49% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.077% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.026% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.4% fail on Hub components (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.20% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.85% fail on ABS
    • 0.51% fail on Hydraulic systems (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Components (83% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Hoses
        • 0.077% fail on Pipes (94% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.13% fail on Leaks
      • 0.051% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.051% fail on Operation
    • 0.46% fail on Restricted movement (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.077% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.077% fail on Lever (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.026% fail on Pedal
        • 0.026% fail on Condition
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.85% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Size/type
    • 0.026% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (22% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.44% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.077% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (49% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions
    • 0.61% fail on Fuel system (90% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pipe
      • 0.026% fail on Hose
      • 0.026% fail on Cap
    • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.051% fail on Requirements
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
  • 0.69% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.46% fail on Doors
      • 0.38% fail on Passengers other (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.077% fail on Body condition
    • 0.051% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.051% fail on Load security
      • 0.051% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.026% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.026% fail on Seats
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers
  • 0.61% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.38% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering system (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic power steering (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
    • 0.026% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.051% fail on Road Wheels (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Attachment (82% better than other 2007 cars)
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