SEAT Arosa MOT Results

Registered in 1998
55.0% pass rate
from 500 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Arosa is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.60% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (46% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Battery
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.8% fail on Horn (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 4.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.4% fail on Components
        • 2.2% fail on Valves (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Hoses
        • 0.80% fail on Pipes (79% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Servos
      • 0.40% fail on Leaks
    • 2.8% fail on Parking brake (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.60% fail on Air and vacuum systems (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Components (18 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Servos (27 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on ABS
    • 0.40% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.20% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 15% fail on Suspension (26% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Rear (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Front
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas (55% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Component mounting (54% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.20% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.80% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Front drive shafts (81% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Constant velocity joints (80% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Coil springs (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition (80% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.0% fail on Emissions
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.40% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Cap
      • 0.20% fail on System
  • 9.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.0% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.80% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.40% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.2% fail on Doors (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Passengers front (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
    • 0.20% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.20% fail on Chassis
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (55% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
  • 2.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (73% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.20% fail on Free play
        • 0.20% fail on Steering box
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Condition

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