Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2005
51.3% pass rate
from 2,173 tests in 2020
(6.8% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Hyundai Santa Fe is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (75% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Pins and bushes (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (72% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.046% fail on Suspension arm
    • 8.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (81% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.092% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.046% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.9% fail on Springs (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Coil springs (54% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring (55% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.97% fail on Other suspension component (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.046% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.78% fail on Wheel bearings (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.46% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Axles
      • 0.14% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.092% fail on Axle
    • 0.23% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.092% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.4% fail on Stop lamp (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Position lamp (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.046% fail on Switch
    • 0.87% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.60% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.14% fail on Trailer electrical socket (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Horn (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.23% fail on Direction indicators (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Flashing type (92% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.046% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 6.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (93% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Brake pads (93% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.046% fail on Brake drums
    • 6.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (28% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Decelerometer (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt (56% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Parking brake performance (53% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.046% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (25 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.046% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.60% fail on Brake performance not tested (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.092% fail on Service brake imbalance (86% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.092% fail on Pedal
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.32% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.23% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.046% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.046% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.046% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.092% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.046% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.046% fail on Servos
    • 0.046% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Transmission (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Joints (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.55% fail on Prop shafts (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Joints
        • 0.18% fail on Prop shaft (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system (48% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Hose
    • 0.37% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.37% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.28% fail on Chassis
      • 0.28% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.18% fail on Spare wheel (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Carrier (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
    • 0.092% fail on Towbar
      • 0.046% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.046% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.092% fail on Doors (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.046% fail on Door condition
      • 0.046% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.046% fail on Catch
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.046% fail on View to rear
      • 0.046% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.092% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Steering (55% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.046% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.046% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.6% fail on Steering gear (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.14% fail on Pump (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rams (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Operation
    • 0.046% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.046% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.046% fail on Steering play
      • 0.046% fail on Steering rack
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (42% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.092% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.046% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.046% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.046% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.74% fail on Spark ignition (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Catalyst emissions (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Engine oil leaks (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.046% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.92% fail on Condition (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
      • 0.046% fail on Requirements
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (91% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.74% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.60% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.60% fail on Attachment
  • 0.046% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.046% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.046% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.046% fail on Anchorages
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