SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2004
55.0% pass rate
from 4,332 tests in 2020
(4.8% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp (25% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.023% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.023% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.069% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Side repeaters (38% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (29% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Electrical equipment (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.092% fail on Horn (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.44% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 0.092% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.046% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.046% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.023% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.023% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 9.5% fail on Brake performance (25% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (48% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.046% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.069% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.046% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.83% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.81% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.092% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.46% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.23% fail on Cable
        • 0.14% fail on Lever
        • 0.046% fail on Linkage
        • 0.023% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.023% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Anti-lock braking system (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.30% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
    • 0.44% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.44% fail on Lever
    • 0.39% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.32% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.023% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.023% fail on Servos
      • 0.023% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.092% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.069% fail on Leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Servos
    • 0.023% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Spark ignition (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.25% fail on Emission control equipment (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Catalytic converter (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 3.0% fail on Compression ignition (76% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.092% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.092% fail on Catalytic converter (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.023% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.023% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.46% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.39% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.046% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.023% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.023% fail on Undertray
  • 12% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.3% fail on Pins and bushes (33% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint dust cover (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.8% fail on Springs
      • 3.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.069% fail on Mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.023% fail on Torsion bar
    • 0.88% fail on Shock absorbers (41% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Anti-roll bars (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joints (93% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.69% fail on Wheel bearings (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.069% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.30% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.092% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.092% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.28% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.069% fail on Axles
      • 0.069% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.069% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (96% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.023% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.6% fail on Transmission (25% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Drive shafts (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Joints (29% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.023% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.16% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.16% fail on Joints
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Front passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
        • 0.023% fail on Hinge
    • 0.30% fail on Body
      • 0.18% fail on Panel
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
    • 0.25% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.092% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.046% fail on Hose
      • 0.023% fail on Tank
      • 0.023% fail on Pipe
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.046% fail on Integral vehicle structure (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.023% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.023% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.023% fail on Chassis
      • 0.023% fail on Chassis condition
  • 8.0% fail on Steering (62% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Steering linkage components (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Track rod end (74% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
        • 0.023% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.023% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.023% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Operation
    • 0.44% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.069% fail on Operation
      • 0.046% fail on Pump
      • 0.046% fail on Rams
    • 0.35% fail on Steering play (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Steering rack (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.023% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.023% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.023% fail on Steering column
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (22% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility (33% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (87% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.092% fail on Prescribed areas (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
      • 0.046% fail on Requirements
    • 0.21% fail on Airbags (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.74% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.62% fail on Attachment (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.72% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.023% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.023% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.023% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.023% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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