Hyundai Santa Fe MOT Results

Registered in 2009
54.8% pass rate
from 1,065 tests in 2020
(23% 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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Position lamps (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Position lamp (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.094% fail on Switch
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps (47% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (89% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.094% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (48% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Switch (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.094% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.38% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.28% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.094% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.094% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.094% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 18% fail on Suspension (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 11% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.094% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (50% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.094% fail on Linkage
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.47% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.47% fail on Springs (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Coil spring (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.094% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.094% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.094% fail on Sub-frame
  • 14% fail on Brakes (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Brake pads (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (84% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (63% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (21 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.094% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.094% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (22 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (73 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.094% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.094% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.094% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.19% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.38% fail on Pedal
    • 0.85% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.85% fail on Lever (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.38% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.28% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.094% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.094% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.094% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.094% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
  • 5.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.0% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Flexible couplings (83 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.094% fail on Joints
    • 0.56% fail on Doors
      • 0.56% fail on Other passenger's door (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.094% fail on Door condition
    • 0.47% fail on Exhaust system (72% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.094% fail on Tank
      • 0.094% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.094% fail on System
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's seat
  • 5.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.0% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Steering linkage components (93% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.56% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.56% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.56% fail on Power steering (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Other components (18 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.7% fail on Compression ignition (84% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.85% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.094% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.47% fail on Spark ignition (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Catalyst emissions (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment
    • 0.094% fail on Condition
  • 0.094% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.094% fail on Speedometer
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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