Seat Leon

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About the Leon
The SEAT León is a small family car built by the Spanish car manufacturer SEAT since 1999, albeit there is now also an estate version available. It uses the Volkswagen A platform and shares other components with the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and Škoda Octavia. It is also customisable in terms of trim, engine and colour.

The Leon is also available in Seat's CUPRA range; the high-performance athletes in the SEAT model range.
Leon Problems By Model Year
Leon Latest Problems
Fuel pump in tank probs

Fuel pump replaced in tank still starved of diesel, cutting out,coil light flashing, no power

2014 2.0tdi fr,
Posted: Oct 14, 2021
Intermittent cutting out at junctions / traffic lights

Normally once engine warm I come to a stop engine cuts out and battery light illuminates on dashboard, will start again with no issues

2010 1.6 cr tdi Dsg
Posted: Sep 23, 2021
Brake lights illuminated when the other Headlights turned on.

The brake lights come on when side/headlights are turned on - not 100%, getting 6v at each light. The third brake light is not effected. The lights go to full strength when the brake pedal is applied....

2012 Ecomotive 1.6 TDi
Posted: Sep 22, 2021
Seat Leon MK3 se 64 plate no functions available in menu ??

No functions available in menu

2014 TSI 1400
Posted: Jul 31, 2021
How to top up radiator

I need to add some coolant sealer to my radiator but don’t know how to access my radiator

2010 1.4TSI
Posted: Jun 8, 2021
Seat Leon Owner Reviews
Reviewed by: Anonymous Review

10/ 10

I had a 1.6S first registered in 2002 (March). I was generally impressed with it, except for the gearbox (notchy) and the engine, which 'pinked' even on 97 octane fuel. Also, I had leak problems with the door seals after 5 years. After 6 1/2 years and 55,000 miles, exchanged it for a new shape 1.6 Stylance with parking sensors which was 1 1/2 years old and had 6,800 miles on the clock. Completely different engine and gearbox; no 'pinking', more flexibility than the 1.4 turbo I tried out, and a gearbox to rival the best Fords. 1 1/2 years later I am still very pleased with it overall, however a recent fault with the ESP system has put it off the road for a few days. I wonder if this is a 'one-off' or something other owners have experienced. I would recommend the parking sensors as an essential - the rear visibility is not as good as the old Leon - but overall the second version is even better than the first - why buy an Audi A3 or VW Golf when you can have the same car in a better-looking bodyshell, for less money?

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Leon Recalls Issued Per Year
Latest Seat Leon Recalls

Possible fault in a turn signal

Recalled on 14th of October, 2019

Affects builds between Nov 1, 2016 and Jul 5, 2018

Possible fault in a turn signal

Recalled on 14th of October, 2019

Affects builds between Nov 1, 2016 and Jul 5, 2018

The inlet camshaft adjuster pulley is liable to break

Recalled on 9th of August, 2019

Affects builds between Jan 23, 2014 and Oct 30, 2014

The driver's air bag may not inflate fast enough in the event of activation

Recalled on 13th of May, 2019

Affects builds between Dec 1, 2017 and Dec 17, 2017

Starter motor may malfunction and overheat

Recalled on 7th of March, 2018

Affects builds between Mar 1, 2011 and Nov 30, 2011

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