Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2003
53.5% pass rate
from 995 tests in 2020
(0.97% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Hyundai Santa Fe is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (6.1% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Stop lamp (56% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps (6.0% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp (12% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp levelling device (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (33% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Electrical equipment (6.6% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Battery(ies) (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Horn
    • 0.70% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rear fog lamp (56% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Switch
      • 0.10% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.10% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.30% fail on Direction indicators (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Flashing type (88% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Individual direction indicators (88% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.20% fail on Hazard warning (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Switch (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Position lamp
  • 16% fail on Suspension (5.1% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Suspension arms (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes (1.8% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2.9% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Suspension arm (14% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Springs (16% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (21% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Coil spring (20% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (26% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint dust cover (8.7% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage ball joints (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (8.0% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.90% fail on Wheel bearings (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.50% fail on Sub-frames (3.7% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame (8.6% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (5.3% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.30% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Axles
      • 0.10% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Transmission (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shaft
      • 1.8% fail on Prop shafts (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Prop shaft (40 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Joints (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Flexible couplings (31 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Bearing housing
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust system (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Integral vehicle structure (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame condition (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system (43% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Chassis (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Chassis condition (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Doors (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door (35% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition (34% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.10% fail on Body
      • 0.10% fail on Other body component
    • 0.10% fail on Load security
      • 0.10% fail on Loading door
    • 0.10% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.10% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 13% fail on Brakes (8.2% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (51% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (80% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (8.6% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (58% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (54% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance (74% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt (81% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic systems (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake fluid (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
    • 0.20% fail on Parking brake control (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Lever (59% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Flexible brake hoses (49% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.10% fail on Servos
    • 0.10% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility (4.3% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers (3.2% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (17% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Bonnet (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (10% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (19% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Spark ignition (43% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (43% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (63% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested (3.0% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 2.3% fail on Compression ignition (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other leaks (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (4.5% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth (2.6% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (18% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 3.9% fail on Steering (12% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components (18% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.90% fail on Power steering (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation (92% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other components (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Rams
    • 0.40% fail on Steering gear (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Steering rack (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Steering play
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.90% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (63% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Seat belts (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.10% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment
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