SEAT Altea MOT Results

Registered in 2009
64.1% pass rate
from 1,904 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Condition
    • 7.5% fail on Coil springs (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Condition (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Location
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front drive shafts (66% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Couplings
    • 0.32% fail on Suspension arms (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.21% fail on Rear
      • 0.11% fail on Front
    • 0.16% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.053% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.053% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (19% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Front lamps (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.63% fail on Headlamps (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Switch
    • 0.32% fail on Battery
    • 0.32% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.32% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.053% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.32% fail on Direction indicators (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Flashing type (79% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Individual lamps (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.053% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.053% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.053% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.053% fail on Horn
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth (40% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes
    • 4.0% fail on Hub components (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.053% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.53% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.16% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.053% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.26% fail on ABS
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.053% fail on Leaks
    • 0.16% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.053% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.053% fail on Cable
    • 0.053% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.053% fail on Operation
  • 3.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.053% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Emissions not tested (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.16% fail on Cap
      • 0.11% fail on System
      • 0.053% fail on Pipe
    • 0.26% fail on Emissions
  • 0.58% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.53% fail on Doors (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
    • 0.053% fail on Body condition
  • 0.53% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.47% fail on Steering (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Steering system (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.053% fail on Power steering
      • 0.053% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.42% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.32% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.26% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.053% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.053% fail on Condition
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment
  • 0.053% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.053% fail on Attachment
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