SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2009
62.1% pass rate
from 7,200 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage
      • 0.028% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 6.8% fail on Springs (61% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Coil springs (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Coil spring (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.014% fail on Spring saddle
    • 4.2% fail on Shock absorbers (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.82% fail on Wheel bearings (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.097% fail on Other suspension component (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.042% fail on Sub-frames (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.028% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 10.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (27% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Position lamps (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Position lamp (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.46% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.43% fail on Direction indicators (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Flashing type (76% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Individual direction indicators (71% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.33% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.24% fail on Horn
      • 0.083% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.014% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.056% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.056% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.028% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
    • 0.014% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.014% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.6% fail on Brakes
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.90% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.90% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.069% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.069% fail on Cable
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (24% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt
          • 0.43% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.35% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance (50% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.097% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.71% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.31% fail on Electronic stability control (91% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.097% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pedal
      • 0.028% fail on Hand lever (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.097% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.083% fail on Parking brake control (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Lever (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.014% fail on Servos
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres (12% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth (29% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 6.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Transmission (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts (77% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Joints (78% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.21% fail on Prop shafts (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Doors (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.069% fail on Door condition
      • 0.069% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.069% fail on Door condition
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.014% fail on Tank
      • 0.014% fail on Hose
      • 0.014% fail on Pipe
    • 0.097% fail on Boot lid (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Boot lid condition (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.083% fail on Body
      • 0.069% fail on Other body component
      • 0.014% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.028% fail on Seats
      • 0.014% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.014% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.028% fail on Undertray
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Bracket
  • 5.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Compression ignition (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.083% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.056% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.042% fail on Particulate filter (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.014% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
          • 0.014% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.028% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition (22% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.68% fail on Catalyst emissions (32% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.056% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Catalytic converter (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Fluid leaks (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Engine oil leaks (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.042% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.028% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.014% fail on Undertray
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (18% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (34% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.014% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.028% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Requirements
      • 0.014% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.028% fail on Airbags
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.51% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
    • 0.097% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Hubs
  • 0.31% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Steering linkage components (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.042% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.014% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.014% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.014% fail on Power steering
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
    • 0.014% fail on Steering play
      • 0.014% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.014% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.014% fail on Doors
      • 0.014% fail on Emergency exits
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.014% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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