SEAT Altea MOT Results

Registered in 2011
71.5% pass rate
from 1,492 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (20% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.067% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.94% fail on Headlamps (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Headlamp (59% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.60% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.60% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.60% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.40% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.34% fail on Horn
      • 0.067% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.20% fail on Direction indicators (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Flashing type (86% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.067% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.067% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.20% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.067% fail on Switch
  • 7.2% fail on Suspension
    • 3.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint dust cover (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.067% fail on Linkage
    • 2.5% fail on Springs
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.5% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.27% fail on Suspension arms (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 6.5% fail on Brakes
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (42% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.067% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.067% fail on Cable
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.60% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt
          • 0.34% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.067% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.067% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.067% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.067% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.067% fail on Lever
    • 0.067% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.067% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.067% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.067% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.74% fail on Transmission
      • 0.67% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.67% fail on Joints
      • 0.067% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.067% fail on Joints
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.27% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.067% fail on System
    • 0.13% fail on Boot lid (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Boot lid condition (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.067% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.067% fail on Body
      • 0.067% fail on Other body component
    • 0.067% fail on Doors
      • 0.067% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.067% fail on Door condition
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.94% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.74% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.067% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.60% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.34% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.27% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.067% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.067% fail on Undertray
    • 0.067% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.067% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.94% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.067% fail on Condition
    • 0.067% fail on Airbags
      • 0.067% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
  • 0.20% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering linkage components (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.13% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plates
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