Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2006
52.5% pass rate
from 2,635 tests in 2020
(7.6% worse than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Hyundai Santa Fe is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (13% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (87% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Suspension arm (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (13% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (53% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint dust cover (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage (22% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.9% fail on Springs (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Coil springs (54% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.038% fail on Bonded suspension unit
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers (6.7% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings (42% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Other suspension component (85% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover (98% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.38% fail on Sub-frames (4.3% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame (15% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes (39% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (27% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Macpherson strut (53% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Macpherson strut (79% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7.7% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Pins and bushes (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension rods (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (2.1% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp (41% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (72% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (5.6% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (1.9% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4.8% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment (85% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Battery(ies) (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Horn (27% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Electrical wiring (59% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (38% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (37% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 0.83% fail on Direction indicators (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Flashing type (68% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Side repeaters (18% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Individual direction indicators (86% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on All direction indicators (51% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Position lamps (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Position lamp (11% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on All position lamps (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.038% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 15% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (32% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (19 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (5.7% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (11% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance (1.4% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance (58% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Decelerometer (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (11% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (5.3% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (1.9% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (70% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (22 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.68% fail on Brake performance not tested (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (50% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (sp) (74% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance (68% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (48% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Brake pads (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Brake linings (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (16% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Brake drums (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (4.8% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (7.5% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (9.6% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability control (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake control (18% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Lever (35% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Flexible brake hoses (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (4.8% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Hand lever (0.59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal (11% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic systems (83% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid (32% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Valves
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (31% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.038% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.038% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.038% fail on Servos
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure (35% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Transmission (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Drive shafts (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Joints (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.38% fail on Prop shafts (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Joints (15% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Flexible couplings (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Bearing housing (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Prop shaft
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (23% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Doors (80% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Other passenger's door (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Door condition (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Catch
      • 0.076% fail on Front passenger's door (34% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Door condition (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.038% fail on Door condition
    • 0.19% fail on Chassis (5.5% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Chassis condition (4.4% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers (4.5% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pipe
    • 0.15% fail on Body (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component (10% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Panel
    • 0.15% fail on Seats (4.7% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat (79% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.038% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.038% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.038% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.038% fail on Carrier
    • 0.038% fail on Towbar
      • 0.038% fail on Towbar condition
  • 9.0% fail on Steering (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Locking devices (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end (84% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Power steering (37% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other components (95% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Rams
    • 0.038% fail on Steering play
      • 0.038% fail on Steering rack
  • 6.8% fail on Visibility (1.5% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear (16% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Mirrors (2.3% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet (28% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass (18% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen (16% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres (16% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (12% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (12% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Size/type
  • 4.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (34% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (72% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested (78% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (71% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (66% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Catalyst emissions (69% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested (40% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.65% fail on Fluid leaks (66% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Engine oil leaks (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (41% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (87% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Seat belts (21% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Condition (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Airbags (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels (56% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment (40% better than other 2006 cars)
Read the Honest John Review

  • Hyundai Santa Fe (2006 - 2012)
    Relaxed motorway cruising. Comfortable ride. Excellent on very rough tracks. Available with seven seats. Good value. Much improved from 2010 with new 2.2-litre diesel.
  • Hyundai Santa Fe (2001 - 2006)
    Pleasant, relaxing drive. Kitted out generously. V6 makes a good sound. A lot of 4x4 for the money.

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