SEAT Exeo MOT Results

Registered in 2009
69.2% pass rate
from 1,008 tests in 2020
(21% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Exeo is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.9% fail on Suspension (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Springs (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Coil springs (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Coil spring (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.50% fail on Anti-roll bars (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage ball joints (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Linkage
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.40% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 7.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.099% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.99% fail on Headlamps (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Headlamp (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.99% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Stop lamp (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.099% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.20% fail on Direction indicators (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Flashing type (89% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.099% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.099% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.099% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.099% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.099% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.099% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 5.5% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.60% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt
          • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.40% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.099% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.099% fail on Lever
    • 0.099% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.099% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.099% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.099% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.099% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.7% fail on Compression ignition (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.099% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.099% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.20% fail on Noise suppression (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Undertray (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.099% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.4% fail on Visibility (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Wipers (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.099% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.099% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.099% fail on View to rear
      • 0.099% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.40% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Tank
      • 0.099% fail on Pipe
      • 0.099% fail on System
    • 0.30% fail on Transmission (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Joints (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.099% fail on Towbar
      • 0.099% fail on Coupling
    • 0.099% fail on Doors
      • 0.099% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.099% fail on Door condition
    • 0.099% fail on Undertray
  • 0.89% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.50% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.60% fail on Steering (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Steering linkage components (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Track rod end (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.40% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
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  • SEAT Exeo (2009 - 2013)
    2.0 TDI surprisingly good to drive. Very economical. Exceptionally solid build. Multitronic auto option from 2011. Good value.

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