Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2007
53.5% pass rate
from 2,112 tests in 2020
(7.0% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Hyundai Santa Fe is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (24% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (31% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Suspension arm (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (80% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage (21% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (22% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (15% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Springs (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (72% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (20% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Other suspension component (7.2% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.095% fail on Sub-frames (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.095% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (84% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (3.3% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (29% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (26% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (20% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (20% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (29% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Side repeaters (49% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment (66% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Horn (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Battery(ies) (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Trailer electrical socket (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.047% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.047% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.047% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Brake performance (20% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (79% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (17 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (9.6% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (24% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (13% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (0.76% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.095% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.047% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (51% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (50% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (43% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.095% fail on Service brake imbalance (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake performance not tested (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (78% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.047% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 4.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (57% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums (7.8% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (8.7% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (45% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Linkage (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (3.2% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Parking brake control (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Lever (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Hand lever (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Pedal
    • 0.47% fail on Flexible brake hoses (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Anti-lock braking system (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems (19% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid (57% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.047% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.047% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.047% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.047% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 7.9% fail on Steering (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Steering gear (1.6% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Steering rack (5.7% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering (77% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Operation
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres (15% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (12% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (12% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Size/type (64% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Visibility (3.9% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (30% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear (10% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors (8.0% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet (26% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.047% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (26% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Transmission (12% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts (12% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Joints (13% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts (3.5% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.047% fail on Joints
        • 0.047% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 1.5% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Other passenger's door (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.047% fail on Door condition
    • 0.33% fail on Seats (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Tank
      • 0.047% fail on Pipe
      • 0.047% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.047% fail on System
    • 0.14% fail on Integral vehicle structure (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Sub-frame (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Sub-frame condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.14% fail on Exhaust system (94% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Bumpers (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.047% fail on Carrier
    • 0.047% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.047% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.047% fail on Body
      • 0.047% fail on Other body component
  • 4.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Seat belts (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Condition (83% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.14% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Compression ignition (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (69% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (16% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested (8.8% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.047% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.047% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.33% fail on Spark ignition (91% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Fluid leaks (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Engine oil leaks (66% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle (96% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates (97% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment (39% better than other 2007 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.

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