SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2002
52.6% pass rate
from 3,633 tests in 2017
(4.3% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.6% fail on Stop lamp (19% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.083% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
    • 5.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (25% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators (68% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type (67% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual lamps (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.44% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.028% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.028% fail on Switch
      • 0.028% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.028% fail on Arm
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (32% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp (34% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.028% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.028% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.055% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.028% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.028% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.028% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
      • 0.028% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.4% fail on Horn (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Battery
    • 0.77% fail on Rear fog lamp (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Fog lamp (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Switch
      • 0.028% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.083% fail on Lamp
      • 0.055% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Suspension (10.0% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Coil springs (52% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Condition (53% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Location
    • 6.2% fail on Suspension arms (30% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (33% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
    • 5.4% fail on Drive shafts (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Front drive shafts (25% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (25% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Couplings
      • 0.055% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.055% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (37% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Front
      • 0.33% fail on Rear (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (48% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition (70% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.99% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.055% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Component mounting (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Subframe mounting (91% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.055% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.055% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.028% fail on General condition
    • 0.028% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.028% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.028% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.028% fail on Axles
      • 0.028% fail on Axle beam
  • 13% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance (37% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels (49% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.028% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.5% fail on Hub components (38% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (35% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (52% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.028% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (58% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Components (59% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pipes (64% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Hoses (41% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Servos (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks
      • 0.083% fail on Operation
      • 0.055% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.2% fail on ABS
    • 0.41% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
        • 0.19% fail on Condition
        • 0.083% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.22% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Components
        • 0.11% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Leaks (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
    • 0.11% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.055% fail on Lever
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage
      • 0.028% fail on Cable
    • 0.028% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (30% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Emissions (75% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.72% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.39% fail on Fuel system (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on System
      • 0.11% fail on Cap
      • 0.083% fail on Pipe
      • 0.055% fail on Tank
  • 8.9% fail on Steering (79% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Steering system (98% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Track rod end (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Free play
        • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.11% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.055% fail on Other components
        • 0.055% fail on Steering component (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.055% fail on Operation
      • 0.055% fail on Other components
      • 0.028% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.028% fail on Pump
    • 0.14% fail on Steering control
      • 0.055% fail on Steering column
      • 0.055% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.055% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.028% fail on Steering wheel
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres (15% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Size/type
  • 7.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (22% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (63% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.55% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.055% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (28% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.8% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.083% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.083% fail on Requirements
  • 2.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (32% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Passengers other (70% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Passengers front (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Drivers
    • 0.52% fail on Seats
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers
    • 0.28% fail on Body condition (77% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Vehicle structure (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Chassis (90% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.94% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment

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