SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2003
53.1% pass rate
from 5,098 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 7.0% fail on Stop lamp (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.92% fail on Rear lamps (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Individual lamps (70% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters (41% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.098% fail on Tell tales
      • 0.020% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.020% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps (26% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (24% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Switch
      • 0.020% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Fog lamp (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 0.55% fail on Battery (38% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Horn (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.098% fail on Switch
      • 0.020% fail on Lamp
    • 0.059% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.039% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Suspension (21% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Coil springs (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Condition (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Location
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 4.5% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.4% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.020% fail on Couplings
      • 0.14% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Front
      • 0.29% fail on Rear (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.94% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Attachment
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage condition (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Component mounting (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Subframe mounting (90% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Tie bars/rods (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.039% fail on Trailing arms (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Axles
      • 0.020% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.020% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.020% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
    • 0.020% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 13% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Rear wheels (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.020% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Components (63% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pipes (63% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Hoses (57% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.039% fail on Servos
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks (66% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on ABS
    • 0.55% fail on Parking brake (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.27% fail on Air and vacuum systems (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Components (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Servos (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Hoses
      • 0.078% fail on Leaks (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
    • 0.27% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.098% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Cable
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage
    • 0.098% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.098% fail on Pedal
        • 0.098% fail on Condition
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust system (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Emissions (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.31% fail on System
      • 0.12% fail on Cap
      • 0.020% fail on Pipe
  • 8.2% fail on Steering (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Steering system (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Free play
        • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.16% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.098% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.31% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.098% fail on Other components
      • 0.039% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.039% fail on Pump
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
      • 0.020% fail on Rams
    • 0.059% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.020% fail on Steering control
      • 0.020% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.020% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.020% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
    • 0.078% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Passengers front (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Body condition (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Seats
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Drivers
    • 0.020% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.020% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.020% fail on Chassis
    • 0.020% fail on Load security
      • 0.020% fail on Access panel
  • 2.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.80% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Requirements
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
    • 0.020% fail on Condition

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