SEAT Altea MOT Results

Registered in 2010
64.2% pass rate
from 1,661 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension (47% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.060% fail on Linkage
    • 6.1% fail on Springs (59% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Coil springs (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Coil spring (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Shock absorbers (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Suspension arms (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.12% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.060% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.060% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.060% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.060% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.060% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.060% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.060% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 9.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (30% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.0% fail on Position lamps (50% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Position lamp (49% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.54% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.54% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.48% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.36% fail on Horn
      • 0.060% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.060% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.42% fail on Direction indicators (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Flashing type (77% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Individual direction indicators (79% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (81% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.060% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.060% fail on Switch
    • 0.060% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres (37% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
  • 7.5% fail on Brakes
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (57% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (58% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.84% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.060% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.24% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.060% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.060% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.060% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.48% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.36% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.30% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.060% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.060% fail on Lever
    • 0.060% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.060% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.060% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.2% fail on Joints
        • 0.060% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.42% fail on Doors (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.060% fail on Pipe
    • 0.12% fail on Boot lid (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Boot lid condition (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.060% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.060% fail on Load security
      • 0.060% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.060% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.060% fail on Undertray
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (53% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.060% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.54% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.42% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.66% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.42% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.060% fail on Airbags
      • 0.060% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.24% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.24% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.060% fail on Condition
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