SEAT Leon MOT Results

Registered in 2012
80.2% pass rate
from 9,323 tests in 2017
(5.4% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the SEAT Leon is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.80% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.043% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.57% fail on Position lamps (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Front lamps (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Rear lamps (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.29% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.021% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.29% fail on Stop lamp (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Direction indicators (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Flashing type (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Individual lamps (75% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Side repeaters (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.054% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.043% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.043% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.021% fail on Battery
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres (34% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.021% fail on Size/type
  • 4.4% fail on Brakes (14% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components (29% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.011% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.59% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.43% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.27% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.075% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.011% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.011% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.097% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.043% fail on Components (71% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Servos (46 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Hoses
        • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.032% fail on Leaks
      • 0.021% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.043% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.043% fail on ABS
    • 0.032% fail on Parking brake (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Air and vacuum systems (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Components (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Servos (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.011% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.011% fail on Cable
  • 2.8% fail on Suspension (22% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.097% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.40% fail on Coil springs (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Front drive shafts (64% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Constant velocity joints (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.064% fail on Front
      • 0.043% fail on Rear
    • 0.054% fail on Suspension arms (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 0.021% fail on Front suspension joints (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.011% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.011% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.011% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 2.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.94% fail on Wipers (68% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.011% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.39% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.35% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (99% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.032% fail on Seat belts (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.33% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.064% fail on Emissions
    • 0.032% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.032% fail on System
    • 0.021% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.054% fail on Condition
  • 0.13% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.054% fail on Load security (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Bootlid (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.032% fail on Body condition
    • 0.021% fail on Doors
      • 0.021% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.021% fail on Seats
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers
  • 0.086% fail on Steering (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Steering system (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Free play
        • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.032% fail on Power steering
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
    • 0.011% fail on Steering operation
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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