SEAT Exeo MOT Results

Registered in 2012
75.5% pass rate
from 1,226 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Exeo is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.7% fail on Tyres (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (55% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 7.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.082% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.98% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.082% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.082% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.082% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.082% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.082% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.082% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.082% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 4.6% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Springs
      • 3.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.8% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.49% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.082% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.082% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.16% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.082% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.082% fail on Linkage
  • 2.9% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (43% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (47% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (50% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.65% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.98% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.082% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.082% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.16% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.082% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.082% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.33% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.082% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 2.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (66% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.49% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.49% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.082% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.16% fail on Noise suppression (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.082% fail on Undertray
  • 1.5% fail on Visibility (65% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.16% fail on Wipers (93% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.98% fail on Steering
    • 0.49% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.41% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.082% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.082% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.33% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Operation
      • 0.082% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.98% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.33% fail on Transmission
      • 0.33% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.33% fail on Joints
    • 0.33% fail on Undertray (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.082% fail on Body
      • 0.082% fail on Panel
  • 0.65% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.41% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.16% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.16% fail on Registration plates
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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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