SEAT Exeo MOT Results

Registered in 2011
71.5% pass rate
from 2,033 tests in 2020
(9.5% 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 Exeo is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.098% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp (95% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (52% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.049% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.25% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.25% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.098% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.098% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.098% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.049% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.049% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 7.3% fail on Suspension
    • 5.2% fail on Springs (61% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Coil springs (61% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Coil spring (62% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (61% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.049% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.84% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.098% fail on Linkage
      • 0.049% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.049% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.098% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.049% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 4.4% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.098% fail on Brake linings (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.64% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.93% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.93% fail on Rbt
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.59% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.39% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.049% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.098% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.098% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.049% fail on Rbt
          • 0.049% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.049% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.049% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.25% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.25% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.049% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.049% fail on Pedal
  • 2.2% fail on Visibility (51% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Wipers (74% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.049% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.049% fail on View to rear
      • 0.049% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.93% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.049% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.64% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.59% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.049% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.20% fail on Noise suppression (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Undertray (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.098% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.049% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.34% fail on Transmission (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Drive shafts (61% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Joints (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Undertray (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.049% fail on System
    • 0.25% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Passenger's seat (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Exhaust system (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.098% fail on Other body component
      • 0.049% fail on Panel
  • 0.54% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.49% fail on Steering (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Steering linkage components (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Track rod end (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.098% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.098% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.098% fail on Power steering
      • 0.098% fail on Operation
  • 0.44% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.30% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
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    2.0 TDI surprisingly good to drive. Very economical. Exceptionally solid build. Multitronic auto option from 2011. Good value.

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