Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2009
62.4% pass rate
from 962 tests in 2017
(15% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Hyundai Santa Fe is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 11% fail on Position lamps (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 10% fail on Front lamps (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Rear lamps
    • 7.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.83% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.52% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.21% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.62% fail on Battery (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical wiring (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.10% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.10% fail on Horn
  • 16% fail on Suspension (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Suspension arms (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.94% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.0% fail on Front suspension joints (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front drive shafts (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.73% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.52% fail on Rear
      • 0.21% fail on Front
    • 0.31% fail on Coil springs (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on General condition
    • 0.10% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 8.8% fail on Brakes (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.62% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.21% fail on Gradient hand brake (74 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake linings (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.0% fail on Parking brake (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.5% fail on Components (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Pipes (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Hoses
        • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.42% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.10% fail on Condition
        • 0.10% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.10% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.10% fail on Cable
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 5.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.4% fail on Steering
    • 0.94% fail on Steering system
      • 0.42% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.31% fail on Locking devices (24 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
  • 0.94% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.73% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Passengers other (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.10% fail on Body security
    • 0.10% fail on Body condition
  • 0.83% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.42% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.42% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.42% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
  • 0.83% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.52% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on System
      • 0.10% fail on Hose
    • 0.10% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
  • 0.10% fail on Towbars
    • 0.10% fail on Towbar
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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