SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2008
65.0% pass rate
from 7,398 tests in 2017
(5.6% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (27% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps (36% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps (82% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp (27% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.014% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.42% fail on Direction indicators (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Flashing type (76% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Individual lamps (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (69% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on All direction indicators (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.31% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.18% fail on Horn
    • 0.14% fail on Battery
    • 0.081% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.081% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.081% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.014% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.014% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 5.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.041% fail on Location
    • 4.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.095% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Drive shafts (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front drive shafts (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Couplings
      • 0.041% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.041% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.46% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.24% fail on Rear
      • 0.22% fail on Front
    • 0.30% fail on Front suspension joints (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.095% fail on Condition
    • 0.081% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.081% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.027% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.027% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.014% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Component mounting
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.69% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Size/type
    • 0.054% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.7% fail on Brakes
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.054% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.027% fail on Brake linings
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.87% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.85% fail on Parking brake performance (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.027% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.014% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.78% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on ABS (55% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic systems (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Components (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Hoses
        • 0.054% fail on Pipes (94% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Servos
      • 0.041% fail on Leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Operation
      • 0.014% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.041% fail on Pedal
        • 0.027% fail on Condition
        • 0.014% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.014% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.014% fail on Cable
  • 4.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (24% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (39% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.054% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.095% fail on Cap
      • 0.095% fail on System
      • 0.027% fail on Hose
    • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (60% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.027% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.82% fail on Registration plates and VIN (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plate (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.46% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.27% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.054% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.027% fail on Drivers
    • 0.14% fail on Body condition
    • 0.041% fail on Load security
      • 0.027% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.014% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.014% fail on Body security
  • 0.38% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Steering system (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Steering rack (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.041% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.027% fail on Power steering (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.027% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2008 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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