SEAT Altea MOT Results

Registered in 2008
63.3% pass rate
from 2,676 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (14% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.9% fail on Condition
      • 0.037% fail on Location
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.075% fail on Condition
    • 3.5% fail on Drive shafts (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Front drive shafts (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.075% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Suspension arms (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.34% fail on Front
      • 0.11% fail on Rear
    • 0.22% fail on Front suspension joints (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps (29% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear lamps (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Front lamps (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (59% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Switch
    • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.52% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.037% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.037% fail on Switch
    • 0.49% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Individual lamps (66% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Battery
    • 0.037% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.037% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.037% fail on Switch
    • 0.037% fail on Horn
    • 0.037% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.075% fail on Size/type
    • 0.037% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes
    • 4.0% fail on Hub components (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (45% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.037% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.037% fail on Brake calipers
    • 3.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.82% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.075% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.037% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.60% fail on ABS
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Components (87% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.037% fail on Hoses
        • 0.037% fail on Servos
      • 0.075% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.037% fail on Operation
    • 0.26% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.26% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.075% fail on Parking brake (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.037% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.037% fail on Components
        • 0.037% fail on Servos
    • 0.037% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.037% fail on Cable
  • 4.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.075% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system (68% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Emissions
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.19% fail on System
      • 0.075% fail on Cap
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (91% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
  • 0.41% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.37% fail on Doors
      • 0.30% fail on Passengers other (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Drivers
      • 0.037% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.037% fail on Body condition
  • 0.37% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.30% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering system (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.075% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic power steering (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.037% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.037% fail on Attachment
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