Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2008
52.9% pass rate
from 1,396 tests in 2020
(17% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Hyundai Santa Fe is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 14% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 11% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Suspension arm
    • 6.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.072% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.072% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.072% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.93% fail on Springs (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Coil springs (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Coil spring (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.072% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.072% fail on Axles
      • 0.072% fail on Axle
    • 0.072% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on All position lamps (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (88% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.072% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.72% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.72% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.072% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.79% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.43% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.29% fail on Horn
      • 0.072% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 13% fail on Brakes (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (23 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.072% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.072% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.93% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.072% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.21% fail on Plate brake tester (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.072% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (32 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (45% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.072% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.072% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.072% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.072% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.072% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.072% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 5.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (92% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Brake pads (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.072% fail on Cable
        • 0.072% fail on Lever
        • 0.072% fail on Linkage
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.86% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pedal (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.86% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.86% fail on Lever (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.43% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.43% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.29% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.072% fail on Size/type
  • 6.5% fail on Steering (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.14% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.43% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.43% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.43% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rams (29 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 4.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.2% fail on Transmission
      • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.1% fail on Joints
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.072% fail on Joints
        • 0.072% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 1.6% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Other passenger's door (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Door condition (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Catch
      • 0.072% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.072% fail on Door condition
    • 0.29% fail on Exhaust system (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.072% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.072% fail on Pipe
      • 0.072% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.072% fail on Towbar
      • 0.072% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.072% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.072% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 4.4% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.072% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.072% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.14% fail on Airbags
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.64% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.50% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.50% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.072% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.43% fail on Spark ignition (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.64% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.57% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.072% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.57% 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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