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SEAT Alhambra (2010 - )

Last updated 8 January 2014

 
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What's good

Sliding side doors as standard.

Very spacious with a good quality interior.

Frugal and low CO2 TDI engines.

Sister car to the new Volkswagen Sharan but better value.

5-STAR EURO NCAP RATING: 96% Adult Protection; 80% Child Protection; 46% Pedestrian Protection; 71% Safety Assist. (96% is an excellent score in the most important category.)

What to watch out for

Potential problems with 1.4 TSI petrol engine.

16-7-2012: Diesel DPFs require Adblue and some dealers charge an unreasonable amount for this. Can be obtained from around 25% of fuel service stations much more cheaply.

8-9-2012: Engine of 33k mile 2010 (less than 3 years old) Sharan 2.0TDI (same as Alhambra) became noisy. Swarf found in engine oil. Engine replaced under warranty.

28-12-2013: Complaint that Alhambra 2.0TDI 140 ran out of Adblue on a long journey and that instructions for replenishing it were far from clear.

Recalls

7-5-2012: SEAT Alhambra. Seems to be a TSB over the electrics of the Alhambra's VW Sharan sister, a fault in which is holding up the production of looms for towbars.

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