SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2007
62.7% pass rate
from 9,175 tests in 2017
(5.9% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Headlamp aim (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps (25% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear lamps (99% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front lamps (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.054% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.022% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.77% fail on Direction indicators (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Flashing type (68% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Individual lamps (72% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters (55% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on All direction indicators (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Battery
    • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Fog lamp (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.26% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.076% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.044% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.033% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Lamp
    • 0.022% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.011% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 14% fail on Suspension (7.2% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.8% fail on Condition
      • 0.076% fail on Location
    • 4.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.098% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 3.6% fail on Drive shafts (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Front drive shafts (54% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Couplings (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.022% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 0.75% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.45% fail on Rear
      • 0.31% fail on Front
    • 0.29% fail on Front suspension joints (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.076% fail on Macpherson strut (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Trailing arms (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.022% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.022% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.022% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Component mounting (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
  • 10% fail on Brakes (9.8% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance (33% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.37% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.011% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake discs (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.054% fail on Brake linings (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.1% fail on ABS (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Restricted movement (78% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic systems (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Components (90% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Hoses (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Pipes (95% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.11% fail on Leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Operation
    • 0.054% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.054% fail on Pedal
        • 0.054% fail on Condition
    • 0.054% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.054% fail on Cable
    • 0.011% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.011% fail on Leaks
  • 9.5% fail on Tyres (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.098% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.033% fail on Bonnet (77% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions
    • 0.41% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.33% fail on Cap (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on System
      • 0.011% fail on Pipe
    • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (77% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.022% fail on Requirements
      • 0.022% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.90% fail on Registration plates and VIN (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Registration plate (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.57% fail on Steering (76% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Steering system (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Steering rack (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Free play
        • 0.022% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
        • 0.011% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.24% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Electronic power steering (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
    • 0.033% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.39% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.065% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers
    • 0.098% fail on Body condition (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Load security
      • 0.022% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.011% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.022% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.011% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.011% fail on Body security
    • 0.011% fail on Seats
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2007 cars)
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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