SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2003
55.8% pass rate
from 2,599 tests in 2020
(3.5% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (0.18% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (37% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (14% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on All direction indicators (40% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp levelling device (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (18% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Electrical equipment (22% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Battery(ies) (6.9% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Horn (36% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Switch (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Position lamps (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Position lamp (87% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Hazard warning (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Switch (38% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 14% fail on Suspension (18% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Suspension arms (8.8% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Pins and bushes (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (0.32% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Suspension arm (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Springs (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Coil springs (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Coil spring (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes (0.19% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage (25% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage ball joints (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bar (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers (8.6% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (30% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Other suspension component (20% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (25% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.27% fail on Sub-frames (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.23% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (90% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Axles (21% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (16% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes (0.83% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
  • 12% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance (11% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (0.71% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (6.3% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (3.7% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (0.99% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (0.95% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.62% fail on Service brake imbalance (4.8% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (19% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.038% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.038% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.42% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (74% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (sp) (74% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance (71% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested (21% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (9.4% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (4.0% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (4.9% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (37% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (1.9% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Lever (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Cable (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Anti-lock braking system (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Electronic stability control (2.6% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Flexible brake hoses (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (12% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal (11% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever (35% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.19% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Leaks
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems (15% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid (2.3% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Servos
    • 0.077% fail on Parking brake control (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Lever (84% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (23% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Transmission (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Drive shafts (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Joints (37% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Drive shaft (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Flexible couplings (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Prop shafts (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Joints (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Front passenger's door (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Door condition (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Driver's door (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Seats (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Passenger's seat (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Driver's seat (46% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Integral vehicle structure (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (61% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Tank
    • 0.23% fail on Body (13% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Other body component (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Undertray (95% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.038% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Bracket
    • 0.038% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.038% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Spark ignition (51% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (70% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (57% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Emission control equipment (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.54% fail on Catalytic converter (17 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.038% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.15% fail on Non catalyst emissions (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition (5.3% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (17% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (6.4% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (2.3% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emission control equipment (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.077% fail on Catalytic converter (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.038% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.038% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
    • 0.35% fail on Fluid leaks (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.038% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.038% fail on Undertray
  • 7.4% fail on Steering (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Steering linkage components (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (18% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Drag link end (22% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.038% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.0% fail on Steering gear (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Steering rack (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering (30% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Other components (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
      • 0.038% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.038% fail on Pump
      • 0.038% fail on Rams
    • 0.23% fail on Steering play (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Steering shaft
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres (2.8% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (2.7% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type (1.0% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 6.8% fail on Visibility (15% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers (8.7% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Condition of glass (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Windscreen (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view (12% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet (30% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors (62% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (7.7% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Condition (13% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Requirements (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Airbags
      • 0.038% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.88% fail on Identification of the vehicle (3.1% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plates (3.4% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.62% fail on Road Wheels (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Attachment (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.038% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.038% fail on Doors
      • 0.038% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors

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