Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2008
57.6% pass rate
from 1,313 tests in 2017
(15% 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.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 13% fail on Position lamps (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 12% fail on Front lamps (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Rear lamps
    • 8.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (60% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Battery (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Direction indicators (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Flashing type (61% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.15% fail on Horn
    • 0.076% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.076% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 17% fail on Suspension (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Condition
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment
    • 3.7% fail on Front suspension joints (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.91% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings (99% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.69% fail on Drive shafts (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Front drive shafts (65% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Constant velocity joints (69% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Couplings
    • 0.53% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on General condition
    • 0.076% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.076% fail on Condition
    • 0.076% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.076% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.076% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Brakes (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.38% fail on Brake performance not tested (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Front wheels (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Gradient hand brake (49 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.076% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.076% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.1% fail on Hub components (67% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Brake pads (92% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake back plates (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.3% fail on Components
        • 0.99% fail on Pipes
        • 0.15% fail on Hoses
        • 0.15% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.076% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.076% fail on Cable
    • 0.076% fail on ABS
    • 0.076% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.076% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.076% fail on Size/type
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.61% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.30% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.0% fail on Steering (84% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering system (95% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end (99% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Free play (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
    • 0.076% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.076% fail on Requirements
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Passengers other (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.076% fail on Seats
      • 0.076% fail on Drivers
    • 0.076% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.99% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.99% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.38% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (87% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on System
    • 0.076% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.076% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.076% 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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