SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2005
53.4% pass rate
from 4,927 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.020% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.041% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.37% fail on Side repeaters (53% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.49% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.45% fail on Horn
      • 0.020% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.69% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 0.10% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 0.041% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.020% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.020% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.020% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.020% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.061% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.061% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.041% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.081% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.041% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.041% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.020% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.020% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.89% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.020% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.16% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Cable
        • 0.020% fail on Linkage
        • 0.020% fail on Relay lever
    • 1.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.91% fail on Electronic stability control (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.63% fail on Rigid brake pipes (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.28% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.081% fail on Servos (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
      • 0.081% fail on Hand lever (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Air and vacuum systems (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.020% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 14% fail on Suspension (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins and bushes (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint dust cover (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage ball joints (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Anti-roll bar (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 4.0% fail on Springs
      • 4.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.0% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.081% fail on Mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.75% fail on Shock absorbers (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.061% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.041% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.28% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.081% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.28% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.14% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Axles
      • 0.081% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.061% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (54% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Transmission (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Joints (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.30% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.30% fail on Joints
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Front passenger's door (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.47% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
      • 0.16% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.081% fail on System
      • 0.041% fail on Hose
      • 0.020% fail on Tank
    • 0.37% fail on Body
      • 0.26% fail on Panel (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
    • 0.30% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.22% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.061% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.041% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.020% fail on Bracket
    • 0.041% fail on Integral vehicle structure (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Chassis (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Chassis condition (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Floor
    • 0.020% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.020% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Spark ignition (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.30% fail on Emission control equipment (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Catalytic converter (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.020% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.020% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.061% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 3.3% fail on Compression ignition (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.081% fail on Catalytic converter (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.061% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.020% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.020% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.041% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.041% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.020% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.45% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.30% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.020% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.020% fail on Undertray
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (22% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
    • 0.020% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility (16% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (26% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on View to rear
      • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.28% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.7% fail on Steering (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Steering linkage components (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Drag link end (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.79% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.77% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
    • 0.22% fail on Steering play
      • 0.22% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.18% fail on Electronic power steering (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
      • 0.041% fail on Operation
      • 0.020% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.020% fail on Rams
  • 4.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (72% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
      • 0.041% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements
      • 0.020% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.10% fail on Airbags
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.99% fail on Identification of the vehicle (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.020% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.71% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.61% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 0.020% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.020% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.020% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.020% fail on Doors
      • 0.020% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
  • 0.020% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.020% fail on Belt(s)/padding
Read the Honest John Review

  • SEAT Leon (2005 - 2013)
    Stylish design. Excellent road manners. Roomy and well-equipped cabin. An easy car to live with and enjoy. Superb value. FR models are the best.

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