2005 Seat Toledo LX 1.6 from UK and Ireland


I love the car, but have to get the indicator bulbs changed every two weeks - they keep going


Indicator bulb keeps coming up on the dashboard and the indicators start going nuts. Also if you indicate to the right, halfway turning the other indicator will cancel and start indicating in the other direction. This didn't start until a few weeks after I bought the car.

General Comments:

Great car to drive. Just wish I could sort out the indicators.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2015

16th Mar 2015, 22:59

I have noted a lot of VAG vehicles that have blown bulbs - far more than any other manufacturer - is there an issue here?

1st Apr 2017, 20:40

Could be any number of things really, maybe something as simple as a faulty relay. I'd get an Auto-Electrician to look at this car, if a regular mechanic can't sort it out.

Good luck with the car, the Seat Toledo is generally a good reliable car as any other, so long as you look after it.

2005 Seat Toledo Stylance 1.9 TDI turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Tried to like it...


Lots of little electrical faults. Airbag lights, blowing bulbs etc...

Dual mass flywheel and clutch replaced with solid alternatives.

Front springs broken and replaced.

Front bushes replaced with neoprene bushes; they last longer than the rubber ones.

Both front window regulator cables replaced.

Wiring in both front doors has broken in the A pillar. Had to solder patch wires in to get the central locking working again. Have yet to do the driver's side, as the electric mirrors are no longer working, and I suspect that side.

Starter replaced, as it was turning the car over too slow to start the car when warm.

Have recently tried to claim on the Seat 12 year anti corrosion warranty, as the rear passenger door keeper is rotten at the C pillar. The keeper panel has rusted thin, and the stress of closing the door has now split the metal, and the keeper is flexing badly in the quarter panel. Won't be good if somebody leans against the door, for the keeper to rip out of the panel and the door fly open. Unfortunately Seat don't want to know about it, so the corrosion warranty is not worth the paper it's written on. I thought the days of cars rusting like this were over years ago.

Dash rattles and squeaks can irritate.

General Comments:

Despite the general wear and tear items, it has been a reasonably reliable car.

Not quick by any means, but the 1.9 TDI is reliable enough.

I am sure I've not listed all the faults, but most of them have been just general wear and tear.

Main concern is now the rusting of the rear door keeper; was not expecting that from a VAG brand car. Makes me wonder if there's any more rust I haven't noticed yet. I've seen cars over twice this age without any sign of this rust.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th April, 2013

19th Apr 2013, 08:11

Sounds like it has cost a fortune to keep running; sell it while you can!

These cars have no build quality; an Astra 1.7 diesel is a good alternative. I would give the rust a fast blowover respray, then knock it out to a mug punter. Don't walk away from the SEAT, RUN!!!

2005 Seat Toledo TDI Stylance 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Nice car, but electrical nuisances plague it


Wiper motor showed on diagnostics as faulty, and was replaced under warranty at 7000 miles.

Airbag light came on at 24000 miles; fixed under warranty.

Airbag light came on at 27000 miles; fixed under warranty.

Cruise control switch faulty at 27000 miles; repaired under warranty.

Airbag light came on at 31000 miles; to be fixed yet.

Lots of squeaks and noises from the dashboard, and also a lot of clicking from under the dash, which annoys as it sounds like I have left the indicator on, but the dealer is unable to find the fault.

General Comments:

Like the cars looks, but a lot of niggling faults with it really disappoint me about this motor.

Boot is very small and an odd shape; have trouble with some prams and can't fit the golf clubs in it.

Electrics leave a lot to be desired; wiper motor fault and constant problems with the airbag lights are causing me great concerns about this vehicle.

These are not a financial problem now as car is still under warranty, but will become so when the warranty ends.

Plenty of good points, like the tinted windows, rear parking sensors, loads of room in the cabin for occupants, very economical, great headlights etc, but the electrical problems are really annoying me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th April, 2008