Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2007
51.1% pass rate
from 2,436 tests in 2017
(23% 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.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (44% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 17% fail on Position lamps (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 17% fail on Front lamps (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Rear lamps (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 10.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (46% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.57% fail on Individual lamps (66% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.99% fail on Battery (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Horn
    • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 21% fail on Suspension (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Suspension arms (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
    • 5.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage condition
    • 4.5% fail on Front suspension joints (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.1% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.1% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.082% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.082% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.99% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.90% fail on Rear (99% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Front
    • 0.94% fail on Coil springs (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.082% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
    • 0.082% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.082% fail on Condition
    • 0.082% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 12% fail on Brakes (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (64% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.41% fail on Front wheels (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake performance not tested (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake operation (29 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.082% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.041% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 5.0% fail on Hub components (53% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Brake pads (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.16% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.041% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.0% fail on Components
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.94% fail on Hoses (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.082% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.082% fail on Leaks
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.25% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.21% fail on ABS
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
        • 0.12% fail on Anti-slip
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.041% fail on Size/type
  • 6.1% fail on Steering (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Steering system (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.12% fail on Free play
        • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.49% fail on Power steering (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.082% fail on Rams (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.041% fail on Steering operation
  • 6.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers airbag (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment
      • 0.041% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (93% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Passengers other (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.21% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
    • 0.041% fail on Body security
  • 0.82% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.78% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.33% fail on System (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Cap
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Emissions (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment
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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