SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2010
65.3% pass rate
from 7,734 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension (49% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.065% fail on Linkage (67% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.3% fail on Springs (65% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Coil springs (66% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Coil spring (66% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Mounting
    • 4.5% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Suspension arms (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension arm (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.61% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.065% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.026% fail on Other suspension component (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.013% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (31% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (20% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (35% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (35% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.62% fail on Position lamps (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Position lamp (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.59% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Direction indicators (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Flashing type (78% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Individual direction indicators (75% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.41% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.28% fail on Horn
      • 0.091% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.026% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.013% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.37% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.31% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.31% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.091% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.026% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.026% fail on Switch
  • 7.7% fail on Brakes
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (32% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Brake pads (33% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.013% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.10% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.078% fail on Cable
        • 0.013% fail on Pivot
        • 0.013% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance (18% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (27% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (39% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.065% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.052% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (28% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (35% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.53% fail on Rbt
          • 0.43% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.065% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.039% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.013% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.44% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.039% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.34% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.21% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.091% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.013% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.052% fail on Parking brake control (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Lever (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.039% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Hand lever (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pedal
    • 0.013% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.013% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Other components
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres (11% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (30% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.039% fail on Size/type (76% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 3.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (19% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (49% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Transmission (35% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Drive shafts (35% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Joints (37% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.039% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.039% fail on Joints
    • 0.58% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Other passenger's door (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Door condition (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
      • 0.026% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.013% fail on Hose
      • 0.013% fail on System
    • 0.13% fail on Boot lid (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Boot lid condition (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.039% fail on Body
      • 0.026% fail on Other body component
      • 0.013% fail on Panel
    • 0.039% fail on Undertray
    • 0.026% fail on Seats
      • 0.026% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.013% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.013% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.013% fail on Chassis
      • 0.013% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.013% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.013% fail on Load security
      • 0.013% fail on Loading door
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (29% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (35% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Compression ignition (88% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.013% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.013% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.79% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.53% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.091% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.013% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.013% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.013% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.078% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.065% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.013% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.013% fail on Undertray
  • 3.5% fail on Visibility (30% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (47% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.091% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.091% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.039% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.78% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.49% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Requirements
    • 0.013% fail on Airbags
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.54% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.49% fail on Attachment (75% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Condition
  • 0.39% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Steering (90% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Steering linkage components (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.039% fail on Steering rack (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
    • 0.026% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.013% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.013% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.013% fail on Anchorages
Read the Honest John Review

  • SEAT Leon Cupra R (2010 - 2013)
    Strong performance, manages to put its power down very cleanly, understated looks, great handling, relatively economical, forgiving ride. Chain cam engine.
  • 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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