SEAT Altea MOT Results

Registered in 2007
53.5% pass rate
from 4,217 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Springs (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Coil springs (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Coil spring (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Mounting
    • 8.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (90% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.071% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.047% fail on Linkage (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Pins and bushes (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.024% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.59% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint dust cover (31 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.095% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.047% fail on Other suspension component (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.047% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (90% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Axles
      • 0.024% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (9.1% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Stop lamp (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.047% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (45% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (32% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.071% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (60% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.024% fail on Switch
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.19% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.095% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.024% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.095% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.095% fail on Switch
    • 0.071% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Brakes (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Brake performance (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Service brake performance (95% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (93% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance (99% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.90% fail on Service brake imbalance (78% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (30% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.071% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.024% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.66% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.024% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Brake pads (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.33% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Cable
        • 0.12% fail on Lever
        • 0.024% fail on Pivot
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.31% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.28% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.071% fail on Pedal
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.21% fail on Lever
    • 0.024% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.024% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
  • 9.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Transmission (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Drive shafts (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Joints (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.19% fail on Joints
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Fuel system (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pipe (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.095% fail on System
      • 0.047% fail on Hose
    • 0.47% fail on Doors
      • 0.38% fail on Other passenger's door (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Door condition (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.071% fail on Door condition
      • 0.024% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.024% fail on Door condition
    • 0.24% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Panel
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
    • 0.071% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.071% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.047% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.024% fail on Bracket
    • 0.071% fail on Undertray
    • 0.024% fail on Chassis
      • 0.024% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.024% fail on Towbar
      • 0.024% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.024% fail on Seats
      • 0.024% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.024% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.024% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 8.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (61% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.47% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.095% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.071% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.31% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.071% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.024% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.024% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.024% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (23% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Size/type
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.095% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.095% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.071% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.024% fail on Window
  • 5.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Airbags (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers airbag (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.88% fail on Steering (69% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Electronic power steering (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Track rod end (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.024% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.047% fail on Steering gear (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Steering rack (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Steering play
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.024% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.095% fail on Road Wheels (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Attachment (74% better than other 2007 cars)
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