SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2006
57.7% pass rate
from 8,010 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (15% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Drive shafts (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Front drive shafts (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 8.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Couplings
      • 0.16% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.4% fail on Condition
      • 0.062% fail on Location
    • 4.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.62% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage condition (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
      • 0.050% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.96% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.61% fail on Rear
      • 0.37% fail on Front
    • 0.40% fail on Front suspension joints (59% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.100% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.100% fail on Condition
    • 0.050% fail on Trailing arms (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
    • 0.050% fail on Tie bars/rods (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
    • 0.050% fail on Prescribed areas (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Component mounting (85% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.025% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.012% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on Axles
      • 0.012% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.012% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamp aim (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (21% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear lamps (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front lamps (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp (23% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (43% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (34% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.025% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.012% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.012% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.012% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.67% fail on Direction indicators (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Flashing type (74% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Individual lamps (74% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.100% fail on All direction indicators (64% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Battery
    • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Fog lamp (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.27% fail on Horn
    • 0.100% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.087% fail on Switch
      • 0.012% fail on Lamp
    • 0.075% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.062% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.025% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 12% fail on Brakes (8.3% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Rear wheels (59% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.36% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.050% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.025% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.5% fail on Hub components (35% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.22% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.062% fail on Brake back plates (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.1% fail on ABS (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Hydraulic systems (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Components (82% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Hoses
        • 0.11% fail on Pipes (95% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.012% fail on Servos
        • 0.012% fail on Pump
      • 0.100% fail on Operation
      • 0.100% fail on Leaks
      • 0.025% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake (39% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Condition (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Fitment
    • 0.41% fail on Restricted movement (84% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.12% fail on Cable
      • 0.012% fail on Lever
    • 0.075% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.075% fail on Pedal
        • 0.050% fail on Condition
        • 0.025% fail on Anti-slip (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.025% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
      • 0.012% fail on Leaks
  • 11% fail on Tyres (24% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (15 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type (56% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (14% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (42% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Drivers airbag (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Passengers airbag (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Seat belts (54% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Prescribed areas (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Requirements
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
      • 0.012% fail on Installation check
        • 0.012% fail on Anchorage's
  • 4.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions
    • 0.39% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.24% fail on System
      • 0.14% fail on Cap
      • 0.012% fail on Tank
    • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.97% fail on Registration plates and VIN (40% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Registration plate (40% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.85% fail on Steering (72% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Steering system (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Track rod end (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.012% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
        • 0.012% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.35% fail on Power steering
      • 0.32% fail on Electronic power steering (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
      • 0.012% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.012% fail on Steering control
      • 0.012% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.012% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.75% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (28% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.27% fail on Body condition
    • 0.037% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.012% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.012% fail on Chassis
    • 0.012% fail on Body security
    • 0.012% fail on Seats
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers
    • 0.012% fail on Load security
      • 0.012% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels (57% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment (51% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Halfshafts
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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