SEAT Altea MOT Results

Registered in 2009
60.3% pass rate
from 2,194 tests in 2020
(8.0% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 7.8% fail on Springs (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Coil springs (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Coil spring (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Shock absorbers (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.50% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.27% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.091% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.046% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 9.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.091% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.046% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.55% fail on Direction indicators (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Flashing type (69% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Individual direction indicators (54% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.23% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.18% fail on Horn
      • 0.046% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.091% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.091% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.046% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.046% fail on Switch
  • 9.2% fail on Brakes
    • 5.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Brake pads (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.046% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.046% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.55% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt
          • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.091% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.046% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.046% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.091% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.41% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.27% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.091% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.046% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.046% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.046% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.046% fail on Lever
    • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.046% fail on Valves
    • 0.046% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.046% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Transmission (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Joints (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.091% fail on Joints
      • 0.046% fail on Belts
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Other passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.046% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
      • 0.046% fail on System
    • 0.091% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.091% fail on Undertray
    • 0.046% fail on Seats
      • 0.046% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.046% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.046% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (97% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.091% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.091% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.046% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.046% fail on Particulate filter
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.59% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.046% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.046% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.046% fail on Undertray
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.046% fail on Size/type
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.046% fail on View to rear
      • 0.046% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (67% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.046% fail on Airbags
      • 0.046% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.46% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.41% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.14% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Steering play
      • 0.091% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.091% fail on Attachment
    • 0.046% fail on Condition
  • 0.046% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.046% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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