SEAT Ibiza MOT Results

Registered in 2012
70.6% pass rate
from 15,953 tests in 2020
(9.7% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Ibiza is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.8% fail on Brakes (67% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance (54% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0063% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0063% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0063% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.84% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (71% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0063% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.063% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (18% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (19% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.86% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.013% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.088% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.063% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Cable
        • 0.0063% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0063% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.0063% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0063% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake control (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Lever (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Hand lever (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pedal
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (44% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.044% fail on Electronic stability control (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems (93% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Brake fluid (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0063% fail on Valves
    • 0.050% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.025% fail on Air and vacuum systems (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Leaks (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Operation
      • 0.0063% fail on Servos
    • 0.013% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0063% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0063% fail on Other components
  • 8.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (10% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.038% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.019% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Position lamps (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Position lamp (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0063% fail on Switch
    • 0.69% fail on Reversing lamps (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Reversing lamps (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.65% fail on Stop lamp (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.019% fail on Switch
      • 0.013% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0063% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0063% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.23% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.14% fail on Horn
      • 0.063% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.025% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0063% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.23% fail on Direction indicators (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Flashing type (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Individual direction indicators (83% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Side repeaters (87% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0063% fail on Switch
    • 0.063% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.031% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Main beam tell-tale (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.019% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.019% fail on Switch
  • 7.3% fail on Visibility (74% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Washers (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers (31% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view (90% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen (81% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.063% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type (67% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0063% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.0% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (23% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.88% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (63% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joints (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0063% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.0063% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.68% fail on Springs (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Coil springs (76% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Coil spring (77% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Mounting
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.069% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.019% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.031% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0063% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.025% fail on Other suspension component (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.019% fail on Axles
      • 0.013% fail on Axle (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.019% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0063% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0063% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0063% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0063% fail on Other components
  • 2.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (71% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (75% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition (59% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (71% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0063% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0063% fail on NOx sensor
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition (96% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.056% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (71% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0063% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.0063% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0063% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0063% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.075% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.038% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0063% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0063% fail on Undertray
  • 2.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (39% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Transmission (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Drive shafts (57% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Joints (60% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Drive shaft (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.013% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.013% fail on Joints
    • 0.24% fail on Doors (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's door (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Catch
      • 0.038% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.038% fail on Door condition
      • 0.038% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.038% fail on Door condition
    • 0.23% fail on Seats (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Passenger's seat (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.038% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Tank
      • 0.0063% fail on Pipe
    • 0.094% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.069% fail on Body
      • 0.063% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0063% fail on Panel
    • 0.044% fail on Boot lid (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Boot lid condition (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0063% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0063% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0063% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0063% fail on Bracket
  • 0.70% fail on Steering (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Steering linkage components (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Track rod end (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.031% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.019% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0063% fail on Other components
        • 0.0063% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0063% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Rams
    • 0.069% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.063% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0063% fail on Operation
    • 0.069% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Electronic power steering (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0063% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.70% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (78% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.025% fail on Requirements
      • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0063% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0063% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.41% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.050% fail on Condition
  • 0.0063% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0063% fail on Anchorages
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