SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2001
51.9% pass rate
from 1,257 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (15% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.9% fail on Direction indicators (92% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Flashing type (93% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (93% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.56% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.080% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.080% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Electrical equipment (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Horn (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.72% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.72% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 0.16% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.16% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 9.3% fail on Suspension arms (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.40% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Springs
      • 3.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.24% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.95% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.88% fail on Macpherson strut (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.64% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.24% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.080% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.080% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.080% fail on Other suspension component
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 8.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.080% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.080% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.080% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.080% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.24% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.80% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.080% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.56% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.48% fail on Cable
        • 0.080% fail on Pivot
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (47% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.40% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal
      • 0.080% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.48% fail on Air and vacuum systems (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Leaks (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Operation
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.32% fail on Lever
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.080% fail on Servos
      • 0.080% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.080% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.24% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.080% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.080% fail on Other components
  • 14% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (60% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (67% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (68% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (68% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (81% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.56% fail on Emission control equipment (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Catalytic converter (13 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.080% fail on NOx sensor
      • 1.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.88% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.24% fail on Emission control equipment (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Catalytic converter (12 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.080% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.080% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.88% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.88% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.080% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.080% fail on Undertray
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.4% fail on Transmission (63% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Drive shafts (71% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Joints (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Drive shaft (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.080% fail on Joints
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.80% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.24% fail on Door condition
      • 0.16% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
    • 0.56% fail on Seats
      • 0.32% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.24% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.32% fail on Body
      • 0.24% fail on Other body component
      • 0.080% fail on Panel
    • 0.24% fail on Integral vehicle structure (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (77% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.080% fail on Pipe
      • 0.080% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.16% fail on Floor
    • 0.16% fail on Undertray
    • 0.080% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.080% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.080% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.080% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.080% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.080% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.080% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth (40% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 6.0% fail on Visibility (29% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.48% fail on View to rear
      • 0.48% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.32% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.080% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.080% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 4.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.080% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.95% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.95% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.24% fail on Power steering
      • 0.080% fail on Operation
      • 0.080% fail on Pump
      • 0.080% fail on Other components
    • 0.16% fail on Steering play
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.080% fail on Steering column
    • 0.080% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.080% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.88% fail on Prescribed areas (54% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
      • 0.080% fail on Requirements
  • 0.95% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
  • 0.16% fail on Seat belt installation check (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Belt(s)/padding (13 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.080% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.080% fail on Speedometer

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