Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2003
52.7% pass rate
from 1,392 tests in 2020
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.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Stop lamp (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.072% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.072% fail on Switch
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.79% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.072% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.072% fail on Horn
    • 0.50% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Direction indicators (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Flashing type (91% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.072% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.072% fail on Switch
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.0% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Springs (40% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (41% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring (40% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage ball joints (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.072% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.072% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.72% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.65% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.072% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.072% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.22% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (90% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Axles
      • 0.14% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Joints (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Prop shafts (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Prop shaft (36 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Bearing housing (43 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Body
      • 0.36% fail on Other body component
      • 0.072% fail on Panel
    • 0.36% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Hose
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
      • 0.072% fail on System
    • 0.29% fail on Towbar (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Vehicle structure (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Chassis
      • 0.14% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.072% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.072% fail on Door condition
        • 0.072% fail on Catch
      • 0.072% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.072% fail on Door condition
    • 0.22% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.072% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.14% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.072% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.072% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.072% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.14% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.072% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.072% fail on Carrier
    • 0.14% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.072% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.072% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.072% fail on Load security
      • 0.072% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.072% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.072% fail on Cabs
      • 0.072% fail on Steps
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.14% fail on Brake drums (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance (47% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (51% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (71% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance (80% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.072% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.86% fail on Parking brake performance (51% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (62% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance (62% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.072% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.22% fail on Decelerometer (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance (41 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (71% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (sp) (87% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (82% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.072% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
      • 0.22% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.14% fail on Lever
    • 0.072% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.072% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.072% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.57% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.1% fail on Spark ignition (38% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.072% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.22% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.072% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.072% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.79% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.36% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.072% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.072% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.72% fail on Power steering
      • 0.36% fail on Other components
      • 0.29% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.072% fail on Pump
    • 0.50% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.50% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.14% fail on Steering play
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (49% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Requirements
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment
  • 0.072% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.072% fail on Speedometer
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