SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2002
51.7% pass rate
from 2,327 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps (25% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp (24% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.043% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.043% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.86% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.43% fail on All direction indicators (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (32% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment (63% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Horn (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.043% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.043% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.30% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (78% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp (77% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 0.043% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.043% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.3% fail on Suspension arms (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.086% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.5% fail on Springs (93% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Coil springs (97% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Coil spring (99% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage ball joints (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.086% fail on Linkage (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.86% fail on Wheel bearings (46% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Macpherson strut (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (14 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.47% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (85% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.21% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.043% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.21% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.086% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.086% fail on Axles
      • 0.043% fail on Axle
      • 0.043% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.043% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint
  • 13% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Brake performance (20% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.043% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (27% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.043% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.043% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.73% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake imbalance (58% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (57% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs (60% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.043% fail on Cable
        • 0.043% fail on Lever
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (54% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.34% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.77% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.47% fail on Pedal
      • 0.30% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.47% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.39% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.086% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.26% fail on Lever
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.086% fail on Leaks
      • 0.086% fail on Servos
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.043% fail on Servos
    • 0.043% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.043% fail on Other components
  • 13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (60% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (68% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 11% fail on Spark ignition (68% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (81% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (74% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.39% fail on Emission control equipment (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Catalytic converter (9 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.043% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.043% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.086% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.9% fail on Compression ignition (67% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (72% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Emissions not tested (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Emission control equipment (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Catalytic converter (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.043% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.086% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.043% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.34% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Engine oil leaks (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.043% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.043% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.086% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.043% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.043% fail on Undertray
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.3% fail on Transmission (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Drive shafts (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Joints (29% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.043% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.39% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.39% fail on Joints
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system (38% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.34% fail on Door condition
      • 0.30% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
    • 0.47% fail on Seats
      • 0.26% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.39% fail on Body
      • 0.26% fail on Other body component
      • 0.13% fail on Panel
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.086% fail on System
      • 0.043% fail on Hose
    • 0.13% fail on Undertray
    • 0.086% fail on Integral vehicle structure (90% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.043% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.086% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.043% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.043% fail on Bracket
    • 0.043% fail on Bumpers
  • 8.9% fail on Steering (91% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Steering linkage components (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.086% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.043% fail on Other components
        • 0.043% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.34% fail on Steering play (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.086% fail on Operation
      • 0.043% fail on Other components
    • 0.043% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.043% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.30% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.043% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (32% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (37% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (42% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Condition
      • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Requirements
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Airbags
      • 0.086% fail on Passengers airbag (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.64% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.56% fail on Attachment
    • 0.086% fail on Condition
  • 0.043% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.043% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.043% fail on Speed limiter
  • 0.043% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.043% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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