Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2004
52.3% pass rate
from 2,073 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Hyundai Santa Fe is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.5% fail on Stop lamp (86% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.096% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 0.72% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.34% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.19% fail on Horn
      • 0.14% fail on Trailer electrical socket (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.39% fail on Direction indicators (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Flashing type (86% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Individual direction indicators (89% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.096% fail on Side repeaters (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.096% fail on Switch
    • 0.048% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.048% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.048% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.048% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 9.6% fail on Suspension arms (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage ball joints (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers (81% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Springs (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (37% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Coil spring (36% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Other suspension component (92% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.096% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.58% fail on Macpherson strut (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.39% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Axles
      • 0.14% fail on Axle (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.24% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.096% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.096% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.048% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.048% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 7.2% fail on Joints (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 1.4% fail on Prop shafts (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Prop shaft (18 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Flexible couplings (25 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Bearing housing
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Seats (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Passenger's seat (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.43% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.19% fail on Pipe
      • 0.14% fail on System
      • 0.096% fail on Tank
    • 0.19% fail on Spare wheel (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Carrier (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.19% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
      • 0.048% fail on Panel
    • 0.14% fail on Towbar
      • 0.048% fail on Coupling
      • 0.048% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.048% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.14% fail on Doors
      • 0.048% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.048% fail on Door condition
      • 0.048% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.048% fail on Door condition
      • 0.048% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.048% fail on Door condition
    • 0.096% fail on Integral vehicle structure (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.048% fail on Chassis
      • 0.048% fail on Chassis condition
  • 12% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.048% fail on Brake drums
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance (45% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (48% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (71% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (58% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (51% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance (78% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.096% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.87% fail on Parking brake performance (53% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt (65% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Parking brake performance (73% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.096% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.096% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.24% fail on Decelerometer (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (36 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.048% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.58% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt (sp) (58% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.29% fail on Pedal
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.39% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.19% fail on Lever
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.096% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.096% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.14% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.096% fail on Other components
      • 0.048% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.048% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.096% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.048% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.048% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 8.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.63% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.096% fail on View to rear
      • 0.096% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.0% fail on Steering (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.048% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.048% fail on Locking devices
    • 2.5% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pump (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rams (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Operation
    • 0.048% fail on Steering column
    • 0.048% fail on Steering play
      • 0.048% fail on Steering rack
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
  • 5.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (38% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (45% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition (58% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (60% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (59% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.048% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.58% fail on Emissions not tested (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.87% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.77% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.048% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.048% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.048% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Requirements
      • 0.096% fail on Attachment
    • 0.34% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Airbags
      • 0.048% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
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