SEAT Exeo MOT Results

Registered in 2010
69.8% pass rate
from 1,786 tests in 2020
(16% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Exeo is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (49% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.17% fail on Horn
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.17% fail on Direction indicators (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Flashing type (91% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Individual direction indicators (85% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.056% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.056% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.056% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.056% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.1% fail on Suspension
    • 6.5% fail on Springs (70% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Coil springs (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Coil spring (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.056% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.056% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.34% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.056% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.056% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.056% fail on Suspension rod
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (44% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.90% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.78% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (81% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.056% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.056% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.056% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.056% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.056% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.17% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.056% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.11% fail on Lever
    • 0.056% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.056% fail on Hand lever
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.84% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.056% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.056% fail on Undertray
    • 0.056% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 1.8% fail on Visibility (63% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (52% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Wipers (77% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.056% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (42% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Exhaust system (63% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Fuel system (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Tank (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.17% fail on System (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Transmission (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Drive shafts (70% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Joints (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Undertray (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.056% fail on Panel
    • 0.056% fail on Doors
      • 0.056% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.056% fail on Catch
    • 0.056% fail on Seats
      • 0.056% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 1.2% fail on Steering
    • 0.84% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.67% fail on Track rod end (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.056% fail on Other components
    • 0.11% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.34% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
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