SEAT Altea MOT Results

Registered in 2011
79.1% pass rate
from 1,305 tests in 2017
(15% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Altea is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.61% fail on Position lamps (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front lamps (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.61% fail on Headlamps (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.077% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.31% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.077% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.23% fail on Horn
    • 0.15% fail on Direction indicators (85% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Flashing type (85% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.077% fail on Battery
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.69% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.8% fail on Suspension
    • 2.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.38% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.38% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.077% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.077% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.077% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.077% fail on Condition
    • 0.077% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.077% fail on Front
  • 4.4% fail on Brakes
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.77% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.38% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Front wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Restricted movement
  • 2.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (39% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (46% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.84% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.46% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.077% fail on Cap
      • 0.077% fail on System
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.077% fail on Emissions
  • 0.69% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.54% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.077% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.077% fail on Condition
      • 0.077% fail on Installation check
        • 0.077% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment
    • 0.077% fail on Condition
  • 0.38% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.15% fail on Body condition
    • 0.15% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.077% fail on Load security
      • 0.077% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.38% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.077% fail on Steering
    • 0.077% fail on Steering system
      • 0.077% fail on Steering rack
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