SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2006
54.0% pass rate
from 7,843 tests in 2020
(4.7% worse than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 8.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (67% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-roll bar (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Pins and bushes (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.6% fail on Springs (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Coil springs (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Coil spring (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Mounting (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms (39% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Suspension arm (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings (42% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Macpherson strut (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.051% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.026% fail on Sub-frames (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Sub-frame (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Axles
      • 0.013% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim (35% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (21% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp (23% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.038% fail on Switch (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Direction indicators (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Flashing type (61% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Individual direction indicators (57% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters (68% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on All direction indicators (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.34% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.26% fail on Horn
      • 0.026% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.38% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (54% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Switch (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.038% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.038% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (78% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Transmission (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Drive shafts (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Joints (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.051% fail on Flexible couplings (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Prop shafts (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Joints (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Belts
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system (18% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.23% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on System
      • 0.026% fail on Hose
      • 0.013% fail on Tank
    • 0.46% fail on Body (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component
      • 0.013% fail on Body condition
      • 0.013% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
      • 0.077% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.077% fail on Door condition
      • 0.013% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
    • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Undertray
    • 0.038% fail on Chassis (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Chassis condition (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.038% fail on Load security (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Tailgate (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Tailgate condition (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Access panel
    • 0.038% fail on Seats (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.026% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.026% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 7.8% fail on Brake performance (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (64% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.66% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.064% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.051% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.077% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.051% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.026% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.68% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.038% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.24% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.17% fail on Cable
        • 0.064% fail on Lever
        • 0.013% fail on Pivot
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (83% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (40% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.077% fail on Pedal
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake control (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Lever
    • 0.26% fail on Rigid brake pipes (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.038% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.013% fail on Servos
      • 0.013% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.089% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.064% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Leaks
    • 0.026% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.026% fail on Other components
    • 0.013% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 9.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (59% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (67% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Spark ignition (41% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (41% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Emissions not tested (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Non catalyst emissions (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.064% fail on Catalytic converter (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Compression ignition (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (99% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.18% fail on Emission control equipment (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.064% fail on Particulate filter (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.064% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.051% fail on Catalytic converter (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.013% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.089% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.089% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.15% fail on Fluid leaks (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Engine oil leaks (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.051% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.038% fail on Undertray
      • 0.013% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres (11% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Tread depth (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
    • 0.013% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility
    • 3.9% fail on Washers (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (37% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on View to rear
      • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.038% fail on Indirect vision devices (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.013% fail on Window
    • 0.038% fail on Bonnet (80% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Seat belts (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Requirements
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.22% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Passengers airbag (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Steering linkage components (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Track rod end (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.026% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.013% fail on Other components
        • 0.013% fail on Steering component
    • 0.43% fail on Electronic power steering (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
    • 0.051% fail on Steering play
      • 0.051% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.038% fail on Power steering (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle (67% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates (68% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment
    • 0.051% fail on Condition
  • 0.013% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.013% fail on Anchorages
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  • 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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