SEAT Altea MOT Results

Registered in 2008
57.6% pass rate
from 2,937 tests in 2020
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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Springs (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Coil springs (91% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 9.0% fail on Coil spring (92% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.068% fail on Linkage
      • 0.034% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.034% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 4.5% fail on Shock absorbers (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pins and bushes (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.034% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (41% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Direction indicators (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Flashing type (67% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Individual direction indicators (66% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.068% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.068% fail on Horn (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.034% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.034% fail on Switch
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Doors (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on Catch (18 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe
      • 0.068% fail on Hose
      • 0.034% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.034% fail on System
    • 0.17% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component
    • 0.10% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.10% fail on Boot lid condition (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.068% fail on Undertray
    • 0.034% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.034% fail on Bracket
    • 0.034% fail on Seats
      • 0.034% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 9.0% fail on Brakes
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (50% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (50% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.92% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.92% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.10% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.068% fail on Cable
        • 0.034% fail on Linkage
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.034% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (44% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (42% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.54% fail on Rbt
          • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.41% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.068% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.68% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.61% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.10% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.068% fail on Pedal
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.14% fail on Lever
    • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.068% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.034% fail on Valves
    • 0.10% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.10% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.068% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.068% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.034% fail on Leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Servos
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Compression ignition (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.068% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.034% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition (29% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.95% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.068% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (25% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (37% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.068% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.068% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (61% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.65% fail on Steering (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Steering linkage components (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.27% fail on Electronic power steering (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Steering gear (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.034% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.034% fail on Attachment
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