SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2011
78.2% pass rate
from 7,264 tests in 2017
(12% 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.

  • 8.0% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (22% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.67% fail on Headlamps (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.58% fail on Position lamps (71% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Front lamps (72% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear lamps (72% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.34% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.041% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.32% fail on Horn (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Individual lamps (57% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Side repeaters (88% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.21% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.055% fail on Battery
    • 0.014% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.014% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (18% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.88% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Size/type
    • 0.028% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.7% fail on Suspension (15% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (96% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.041% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (51% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Location
    • 0.44% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.43% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.41% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.014% fail on Couplings
      • 0.014% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.29% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.15% fail on Front
      • 0.14% fail on Rear
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension arms (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.028% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 4.2% fail on Brakes
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (21% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.59% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.32% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance (43% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.028% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.014% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.083% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.083% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.069% fail on Hydraulic systems (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Components (83% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Hoses
      • 0.028% fail on Leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
    • 0.028% fail on Parking brake (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on ABS (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.014% fail on Pedal
        • 0.014% fail on Anti-slip
  • 2.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (44% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.91% fail on Wipers (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (55% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (93% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Emissions
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.041% fail on Pipe
      • 0.041% fail on System
      • 0.014% fail on Hose
      • 0.014% fail on Cap
    • 0.055% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.62% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.096% fail on Condition
  • 0.36% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.18% fail on Steering (68% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering system (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Track rod end (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm
  • 0.12% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.055% fail on Doors
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.055% fail on Load security (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Bootlid (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Access panel
      • 0.014% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.014% fail on Body condition
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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