SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2001
49.8% pass rate
from 2,197 tests in 2017
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.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Headlamp aim (31% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Stop lamp (32% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.091% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (23% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators (63% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type (63% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual lamps (95% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.64% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.091% fail on Switch
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.046% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.046% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.3% fail on Battery
    • 1.3% fail on Horn (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.91% fail on Fog lamp (44% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.36% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.27% fail on Switch
      • 0.091% fail on Lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.046% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 8.2% fail on Suspension arms (75% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 6.9% fail on Drive shafts (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Front drive shafts (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Couplings
        • 0.091% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.14% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.091% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.046% fail on Universal joint
    • 5.6% fail on Coil springs (51% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Condition (51% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Location
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.091% fail on Condition
      • 0.046% fail on Presence
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.96% fail on Front
      • 0.32% fail on Rear (67% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.64% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Component mounting (92% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.27% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.091% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.091% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.091% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.046% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.046% fail on Condition
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (26% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.32% fail on Brake calipers
    • 3.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (51% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Components (52% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Pipes (59% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.091% fail on Servos
      • 0.18% fail on Leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.046% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.1% fail on ABS (53% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.50% fail on Air and vacuum systems (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Components (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Pipes (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Operation (15 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
        • 0.27% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.091% fail on Pivot (21 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Lever
      • 0.046% fail on Cable
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (34% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Emissions (80% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.64% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.46% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.27% fail on Cap
      • 0.14% fail on System
      • 0.046% fail on Pipe
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 8.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (41% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.77% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.8% fail on Steering
    • 5.6% fail on Steering system (36% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.36% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Free play
        • 0.27% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.091% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.046% fail on Other components
        • 0.046% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.18% fail on Steering control
      • 0.091% fail on Steering column
      • 0.046% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.046% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.091% fail on Power steering (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Operation
      • 0.046% fail on Other components
    • 0.046% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (35% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.091% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (53% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Condition
      • 0.50% fail on Prescribed areas (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Requirements
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
  • 1.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Doors
      • 0.32% fail on Drivers
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.46% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers
      • 0.23% fail on Drivers
    • 0.23% fail on Body condition (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Engine mountings
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
    • 0.046% fail on Condition

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