SEAT Ibiza MOT Results

Registered in 2013
71.2% pass rate
from 18,354 tests in 2020
(25% worse than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Ibiza is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps (98% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Dipswitch (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (35% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (33% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (63% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (73% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Reversing lamps (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Reversing lamps (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Reversing lamp switch (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Position lamps (31% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Position lamp (30% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.41% fail on Stop lamp (75% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.033% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Direction indicators (64% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Flashing type (64% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Individual direction indicators (45% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Side repeaters (77% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
      • 0.060% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.011% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.076% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.049% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Main beam tell-tale (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.027% fail on Switch
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility (94% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers (69% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Washers (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view (98% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.011% fail on Indirect vision devices (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0054% fail on Window
    • 0.033% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.6% fail on Brakes (73% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0054% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0054% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0054% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0054% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.84% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.75% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.065% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0054% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0054% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.26% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (61% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.060% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.027% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs and drums (29% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Brake discs (29% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.10% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Cable
        • 0.011% fail on Brake slack adjuster (16 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0054% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.90% fail on Parking brake control (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Lever (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Hand lever (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pedal
    • 0.10% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.065% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.054% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.065% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.049% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.022% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.016% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.011% fail on Valves (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.016% fail on Rigid brake pipes (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0054% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0054% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0054% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0054% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0054% fail on Other braking system component
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (23% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (43% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.0054% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.9% fail on Suspension
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Springs (54% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Coil springs (54% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Coil spring (54% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Mounting
    • 0.85% fail on Suspension arms (35% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Pins and bushes (59% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0054% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.56% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0054% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.038% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0054% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0054% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.011% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0054% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0054% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0054% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (26% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (24% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.51% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (33% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.093% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.011% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0054% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0054% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.59% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.54% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.027% fail on Emission control equipment (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Particulate filter (11 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (95% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0054% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.093% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.071% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0054% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0054% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.016% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.011% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0054% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.38% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.23% fail on Transmission (53% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Drive shafts (51% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Joints (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0054% fail on Joints
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system (81% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0054% fail on System
    • 0.098% fail on Seats (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Passenger's seat (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.093% fail on Body
      • 0.093% fail on Other body component (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Doors
      • 0.065% fail on Driver's door (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0054% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0054% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0054% fail on Door condition
    • 0.027% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.027% fail on Undertray
    • 0.011% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0054% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0054% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.0054% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0054% fail on Load security
      • 0.0054% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0054% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 0.53% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (32% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (89% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Pre-tensioners (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Requirements
    • 0.022% fail on Airbags
      • 0.022% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.52% fail on Steering
    • 0.32% fail on Steering linkage components (42% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Track rod end (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.033% fail on Steering arm (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0054% fail on Other components
        • 0.0054% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.076% fail on Steering play (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Electronic power steering (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.027% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.016% fail on Operation (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Steering box
    • 0.027% fail on Power steering
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
      • 0.011% fail on Rams (13 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Other components
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment (56% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Condition
  • 0.29% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0054% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.0054% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0054% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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