SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2011
71.4% pass rate
from 8,237 tests in 2020
(6.0% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.3% fail on Suspension (9.4% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Linkage ball joints (77% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.061% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.036% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage
    • 3.5% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Springs
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.8% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.049% fail on Mounting
    • 0.33% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.32% fail on Suspension arms (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover (57% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint (96% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.073% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.036% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.024% fail on Other suspension component (85% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.012% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit
  • 7.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (24% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (29% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (30% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.012% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.012% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (29% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Position lamps (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Position lamp (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Electrical equipment (79% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Horn (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.012% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.50% fail on Direction indicators (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Flashing type (65% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Individual direction indicators (53% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (77% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.39% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.23% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.085% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.036% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.036% fail on Switch
    • 0.012% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.012% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth (27% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.097% fail on Size/type
    • 0.024% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 6.1% fail on Brakes
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (23% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (22% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (22% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.073% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.036% fail on Cable
        • 0.024% fail on Lever
        • 0.012% fail on Linkage
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.036% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.87% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.34% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt
          • 0.32% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.012% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.012% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.23% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.097% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.29% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.061% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.036% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.012% fail on Valves
    • 0.036% fail on Rigid brake pipes (90% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.024% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pedal
      • 0.012% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.024% fail on Parking brake control (91% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Lever (89% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.024% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.012% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
  • 3.2% fail on Visibility (29% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (44% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.012% fail on Window
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.024% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Transmission (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Drive shafts (44% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Joints (45% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.012% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.012% fail on Joints
    • 0.097% fail on Doors
      • 0.085% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.085% fail on Door condition
      • 0.012% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.012% fail on Door condition
    • 0.049% fail on Body
      • 0.024% fail on Panel
      • 0.024% fail on Other body component
    • 0.049% fail on Boot lid (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.012% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.036% fail on Fuel system (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Tank
      • 0.012% fail on Hose
      • 0.012% fail on System
    • 0.036% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.036% fail on Undertray
    • 0.024% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.024% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.024% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.012% fail on Bracket
    • 0.012% fail on Chassis
      • 0.012% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.012% fail on Load security
      • 0.012% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.012% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 2.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (28% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (29% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition (41% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.73% fail on Catalyst emissions (82% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.012% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.012% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.76% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.59% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (60% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.061% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (76% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.024% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.012% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.097% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.049% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.024% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.024% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.049% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.024% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.024% fail on Undertray
  • 0.62% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.52% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (70% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Seat belts (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Airbags
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.085% fail on Condition
  • 0.19% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.024% fail on Steering gear (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.012% fail on Steering column
    • 0.012% fail on Steering play
      • 0.012% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.012% fail on Electronic power steering
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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