Seat Altea – Common problems

Common problems with the Seat Altea

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the Seat Altea, for which Seat has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your Seat Altea. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your Seat Altea have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.



eu issues Latest Altea’s Issues in the EU

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23. 03. 2018

The spring on the starter relay may remain in the wrong position. The starter relay may consequently overheat and, as a … .

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11. 08. 2017

The earth connection for the control unit for the ABS/ESP system may be interrupted due to a thermo-mechanical overload. If this … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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uk issues Latest Altea’s Issues in the UK

  • SEAT ALTEA – ABS/ESC SYSTEM MAY FAIL
    on 04. 08. 2018

    SEAT ALTEA ( 01/05/2008 –  31/05/2010) DEFECT:  On vehicles with ABS/ESC the earth connection may be interrupted. This may cause failure ... . The post […]

  • SEAT ALTEA – STARTER MOTOR MAY MALFUNCTION AND OVERHEAT
    on 03. 08. 2018

    SEAT ALTEA ( 01/03/2011 –  30/11/2011) DEFECT:  On vehicles with diesel engines and stop/start system the starter motor may be permanently ... . The post […]

  • SEAT ALTEA – FLYWHEEL MAY FAIL
    on 03. 08. 2018

    SEAT ALTEA ( 01/02/2004 –  30/06/2005) DEFECT:  The two mass flywheel can become damaged because of a non-optimally designed through-flow restrictor ... . […]

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