SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2005
55.3% pass rate
from 5,436 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.6% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.037% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 4.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Switch
      • 0.037% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.037% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.018% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.018% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.018% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type (23% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Fog lamp (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.29% fail on Horn
    • 0.22% fail on Battery (65% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
      • 0.037% fail on Lamp
    • 0.092% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.037% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.018% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 17% fail on Suspension (9.1% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Drive shafts (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Front drive shafts (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Couplings (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Coil springs (16% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Condition (16% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Location
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (18% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.037% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage condition (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Presence
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.86% fail on Front
      • 0.33% fail on Rear (64% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.83% fail on Shock absorbers (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.092% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
    • 0.092% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.092% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.092% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.055% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 0.055% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.055% fail on Condition
    • 0.037% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.037% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.018% fail on General condition
    • 0.018% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.018% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.018% fail on Component mounting
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 9.3% fail on Brake performance (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Rear wheels (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Parking brake performance (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.46% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.055% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.018% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.4% fail on Hub components (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.59% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Components (67% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Pipes (79% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Hoses
        • 0.055% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks
      • 0.092% fail on Operation
      • 0.037% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.74% fail on ABS
    • 0.59% fail on Electronic stability system (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.18% fail on Cable
      • 0.11% fail on Lever (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Linkage (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
        • 0.092% fail on Condition
        • 0.092% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Components
        • 0.055% fail on Servos
        • 0.018% fail on Hoses
      • 0.037% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Leaks (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.52% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
    • 0.055% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Emissions (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.37% fail on System (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Cap
      • 0.018% fail on Pipe
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (24% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.44% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.055% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.57% fail on Seat belts (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Prescribed areas (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Requirements
      • 0.037% fail on Installation check (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Belt(s)/padding (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.59% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Free play
        • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.092% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.055% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
        • 0.018% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.28% fail on Power steering
      • 0.074% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.074% fail on Other components
      • 0.037% fail on Operation
      • 0.037% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.037% fail on Pump
      • 0.037% fail on Rams
    • 0.018% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.18% fail on Body condition (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
      • 0.055% fail on Passengers
    • 0.037% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.018% fail on Body security
    • 0.018% fail on Load security
      • 0.018% fail on Access panel
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
    • 0.055% fail on Condition
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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