SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2004
54.0% pass rate
from 5,400 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.2% fail on Front lamps (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Rear lamps (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.0% fail on Stop lamp (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual lamps (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters (61% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps (22% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp (20% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.037% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.037% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Fog lamp (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.037% fail on Switch
    • 0.46% fail on Battery (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Horn (46% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.056% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.037% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.019% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Parking brake performance (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Rear wheels (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.037% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.2% fail on Hub components (24% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.41% fail on Brake calipers (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.019% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Components (61% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes (66% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Hoses (46% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.019% fail on Servos
      • 0.26% fail on Leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.037% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Restricted movement (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on ABS (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.24% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.17% fail on Cable
      • 0.037% fail on Lever
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage
      • 0.019% fail on Pivot
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Components (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Servos (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Operation (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.019% fail on Condition
  • 14% fail on Suspension (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Drive shafts (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Front drive shafts (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Couplings
      • 0.037% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.037% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment
    • 3.7% fail on Coil springs (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Condition (25% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Location
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Attachment
      • 0.074% fail on Linkage condition (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Condition
      • 0.019% fail on Presence
    • 0.87% fail on Wheel bearings (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Front
      • 0.24% fail on Rear (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Shock absorbers (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition (59% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Macpherson strut (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.074% fail on Condition
      • 0.037% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.056% fail on Prescribed areas (96% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Component mounting (97% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.037% fail on Trailing arms (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on General condition
    • 0.019% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.019% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 0.019% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.019% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 8.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust system (46% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Emissions (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.19% fail on System
      • 0.17% fail on Cap
      • 0.019% fail on Tank
      • 0.019% fail on Pipe
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres (13% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition (22% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
    • 0.056% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (62% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.39% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.019% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 6.4% fail on Steering (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Steering system (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Track rod end (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.15% fail on Free play
        • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.074% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.019% fail on Other components
        • 0.019% fail on Steering component
    • 0.39% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.056% fail on Operation
      • 0.019% fail on Drive system
      • 0.019% fail on Pump
      • 0.019% fail on Rams
    • 0.074% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.074% fail on Attachment
      • 0.074% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Passengers other (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Passengers front (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers
    • 0.24% fail on Body condition (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.074% fail on Passengers
      • 0.056% fail on Drivers
    • 0.093% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.019% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.019% fail on Body security
    • 0.019% fail on Load security
      • 0.019% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.81% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.81% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Condition

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