SEAT Arosa MOT Results

Registered in 2003
51.5% pass rate
from 1,197 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Arosa is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.084% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.42% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.42% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.17% fail on Switch (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.67% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.084% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.75% fail on Hazard warning (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (82% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.084% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 8.4% fail on Suspension arms (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.084% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Springs
      • 3.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.6% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage
      • 0.33% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.92% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.17% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.17% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.084% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.084% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (79% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (79% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.084% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.084% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.50% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.25% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.25% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.58% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.33% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.084% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 12% fail on Brakes (19% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.92% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (57% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt
          • 0.67% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.25% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.084% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.084% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.084% fail on Lever
    • 1.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Load sensing valves (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.75% fail on Lever
    • 0.42% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Anti-lock braking system (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.25% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.084% fail on Valves
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust system (92% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Transmission
      • 2.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.5% fail on Joints
        • 0.17% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.084% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.17% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.17% fail on Joints
    • 0.50% fail on Doors
      • 0.42% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.42% fail on Door condition
      • 0.084% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.084% fail on Door condition
    • 0.25% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.25% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.25% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Panel
      • 0.084% fail on Other body component
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.084% fail on Chassis
      • 0.084% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.084% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.084% fail on System
    • 0.084% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.084% fail on Load security
      • 0.084% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.084% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.084% fail on Undertray
  • 9.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 4.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.42% fail on View to rear
      • 0.42% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.084% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.084% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.084% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.084% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.084% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.084% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.84% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.84% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.58% fail on Power steering
      • 0.33% fail on Other components
      • 0.17% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.084% fail on Operation
    • 0.084% fail on Steering column
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.75% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
    • 0.084% fail on Airbags
      • 0.084% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.084% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.084% fail on Condition

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