SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2008
60.3% pass rate
from 8,079 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension (13% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.087% fail on Linkage (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 6.2% fail on Springs (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Coil springs (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Coil spring (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.8% fail on Shock absorbers (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins and bushes (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.61% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.15% fail on Other suspension component (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.037% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.025% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (93% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp (20% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (32% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (24% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp (26% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Direction indicators (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Flashing type (69% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Individual direction indicators (74% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters (55% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.31% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical equipment (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.087% fail on Horn (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.074% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.062% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.062% fail on Switch
    • 0.012% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.012% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.012% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.012% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.3% fail on Brakes
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.050% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance (40% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (37% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Parking brake performance (39% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.062% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.40% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.099% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Brake pads (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.012% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.087% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.074% fail on Cable
        • 0.012% fail on Pivot
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (89% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake control (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Lever (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.087% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.025% fail on Valves
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.087% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Hand lever (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Pedal (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.037% fail on Servos
    • 0.037% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
  • 7.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Transmission (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Joints (71% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.025% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.19% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.19% fail on Joints
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Other passenger's door (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition
        • 0.025% fail on Catch (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.050% fail on Door condition
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.099% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.050% fail on Pipe
      • 0.037% fail on System
      • 0.025% fail on Hose
    • 0.074% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.050% fail on Body
      • 0.025% fail on Panel
      • 0.025% fail on Other body component
    • 0.037% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.025% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.012% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.037% fail on Undertray
    • 0.025% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.012% fail on Bracket
  • 6.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 6.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.11% fail on Non catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.074% fail on Catalytic converter (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Compression ignition (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.099% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.050% fail on Catalytic converter (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.025% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.012% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Engine oil leaks (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.050% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.025% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.025% fail on Undertray
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility (18% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.012% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.025% fail on Bonnet (84% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Prescribed areas (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.062% fail on Airbags
      • 0.062% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.88% fail on Identification of the vehicle (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plates (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.61% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Steering linkage components (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
        • 0.012% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.16% fail on Electronic power steering (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Steering gear (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Steering rack (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Steering play
      • 0.037% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.025% fail on Power steering (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.012% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.012% 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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