SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2000
55.7% pass rate
from 341 tests in 2020
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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.8% fail on Stop lamp (78% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Side repeaters
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.88% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.59% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.29% fail on Horn
    • 0.29% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.29% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 10.0% fail on Suspension arms (92% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.3% fail on Springs
      • 2.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.3% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.88% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.59% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.29% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.29% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 7.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt
          • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.59% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.59% fail on Cable
    • 2.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.29% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.59% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.59% fail on Pedal
    • 0.29% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.29% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.29% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.59% fail on Emission control equipment (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.29% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.29% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 2.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.8% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.88% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.59% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Other leaks
  • 9.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.6% fail on Transmission
      • 5.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 5.3% fail on Joints
      • 0.29% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.29% fail on Joints
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.59% fail on Body
      • 0.29% fail on Panel
      • 0.29% fail on Other body component
    • 0.59% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
      • 0.29% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
    • 0.29% fail on Bumpers
  • 6.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.29% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.29% fail on View to rear
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.29% fail on Steering play
      • 0.29% fail on Steering rack
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 4.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.88% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.88% fail on Condition
  • 0.59% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
  • 0.29% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plates

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